Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier

Premiere Screening!
Sunday, December 6th, 3 pm
Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 639 Main Street
Cost: FREE!
(donations accepted)

Channels - Stories from the Niagara Frontier, now in its third year, is Squeaky Wheel’s production program which matches documentary filmmakers with grass roots initiatives and groups to collaboratively create documentary films about issues important to this region. The participating groups are Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Coalition for Economic Justice, Native American Community Services, and Read To Succeed. Channels is supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Build on the Past for Our Future by Diedie Weng aims to promote a conversation about low-income communities' efforts and struggles in revitalizing neglected historical Buffalo neighborhoods by valuing the people and the place as assets.

‘Round the Clock: Buffalo’s Workers and the Fight for Jobs with Justice by Christine Zinni focuses on 4 workers whose income from full time employment is well below the federal poverty level, showing how people are fighting back to bring about change.

The Ecology of Reading (working title) by Loren Sonnenberg shows the innovative and holistic approach the Read To Succeed coalition and other organizations in Buffalo bring to the field of literacy education.

Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York by Ron Douglas focuses on Western New York Native American communities who are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of inter-generational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.

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