Oakland, California: Outdoor Movies Support Social Activism with Guerrilla Cinema in Oakland, California
This past week's guerrilla cinema film screening went off without a hitch. Guerrilla cinema- the act of screening an impromptu outdoor film, free, and without the red tape of bureaucracy- is the perfect venue for social activism and education. The outdoor movie screenings have educated and inspired about the struggles of the oppressed around the world, and especially here in our own backyard... The first guerrilla film screening in a parking lot on Harrison Street came off with a good crowd and a sweet line-up of shorts with footage from the recent uprising in Greece, January's Oakland Rebellion, a Black Panther retrospective, indigenous struggle in Quebec, the Oaxaca strike, CR-10 last September at Laney College, the Tristan Anderson solidarity action in SF, and more... At least one Oakland Police Department roller cruised by the show, rubbernecking all the way, but proceeded without interfering. Self-Determination Drive-In is brought to you by a coalition of folks working on a Drop the Charges Campaign in Oakland, California, in the aftermath of the execution of Oscar Grant III and the subsequent arrest of protesters during the Rebellions of January 7th, 14th and 30th. Check Indybay's calendar for future outdoor movie screenings. The outdoor film screening will feature images from the worldwide struggles of people taking control of their lives, building sustainable communities and liberating themselves from the forces of oppression! Footage from The January Rebellions of 2009 will be shown alongside images from Greece, Oaxaca, Palestine... Please join us for a festive night of watching, dancing and planning! What: Self-Determination Drive In When: Friday March 20 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Harrison Street, between 15th and 17th Streets, Downtown Oakland, CA Source: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/21/18580020.php.