Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice
Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri, 1994, 57 min
Join us for the first installment of the Studio Screen series, featuring a special showing of Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice. Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, Yuri chronicles the Harlem native's contributions to social change and participation in some of the most significant events of the 20th century. The screening will be followed by a talkback session with representatives of From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm-- a group of artists and community activists inspired by the legacies of and deep friendship between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X.
Studio Screen: A Series in Collaboration with the Studio Museum in Harlem
December 2016 – February 2017
Presented in partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem, Studio Screen is a nonfiction film series addressing the on and off screen legacies of socially engaged cultural movements of the 1970s. Drawing thematic inspiration from two of the Museum’s current exhibitions, Circa 1970 and The Window and the Breaking of the Window, the selected films highlight the chosen methods and leaders people turn to when everyday injustices move them to protest. Each screening will be followed by a talkback session featuring local community organizers which will serve as a space for intergenerational reflection on contemporary protest practices and the ways history is present in all that we do.
All proceeds from the screenings will support the work of Maysles Cinema, at the MDC, a not for profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action.