Spring 2008: “Social Change Agents and Movements”

February 27, 2008: “Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y,” an extraordinary visual account of terrorist sky-jacking from '60s to '90s

Internationally acclaimed Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez will present extracts from his seminal film Dial history (1997) (currently on view at UCLA’s Hammer Museum). Artist will appear in conversation with Ciara Ennis, director/curator, Pitzer Art Galleries.

March 12, 2008: “Repression,” L.A. Newsreel's Unreleased Documentary of the L.A. Black Panthers and a Call for Revolution

Focusing on the Los Angeles Black Panther Party, at the very moment that their L.A. headquarters were bombed by the LAPD, a small group of avant-garde filmmakers from L.A. Newsreel created the short documentary, “Repression.” USC film historian and critical studies scholar, David James, and two of the original L.A. Newsreel filmmakers, Dennis Hicks and Stephanie Waxman, will screen this unreleased documentary and other Newsreel footage, share the background to this tumultuous filmmaking experience and contextualize its historical and present-day significance within social change movements.

April 22, 2008: “Christian Parenti: Afghanistan, Iraq and Journalism for Social Change”

Learn about what is happening on the ground with the U.S. in Afghanistan and Iraq from acclaimed author and journalist, Christian Parenti. Christian Parenti received a PhD in sociology from the London School of Economics and reports for The Nation. He has authored three books: The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq and The Soft Cage: Surveillance from Slavery to the War on Terror and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. His recent articles have appeared in The London Review of Books, Fortune, Playboy, Salon, The International Herald Tribune, In These Times and Mother Jones.