Occupy the Imagination:
Tales of Seduction and Resistance
a film by Rodridgo Dorfman
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) and Melloweb invite you to attend and discuss a work-in-progress screening of Part One of award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman’s “Occupy the Imagination: Tales of Seduction and Resistance.” Filmed during the heated years of 2011 and 2012 in Chile and the USA, “Occupy the Imagination” is an epic documentary in three parts dealing with the triumph and crisis of capitalism from the perspective of cultural resistance.
The one-hour screening will take place on Sunday, Sept 16, 2012 at 7 pm at CRS and will be followed by a Q&A with Mr. Dorfman.
Admission is free but seating is extremely limited so if you wish to attend, please RSVP soon. We would really value your feedback and participation in the shaping of the film!
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The film is a meditation on the power of the imagination to reclaim our right to dream a different world. Taking aim at a system that seduces us into being accomplices of our own destruction, the film celebrates individuals working across the Americas to create alternative spaces of resistance.
Part One, “Meditations on a Failed Revolution,” focuses on the culturally insurgent capitalist propagandizing of Donald Duck and the sucesses and failures of the Occupy movement and of the leftist movement in Chile.
Parts Two and Three continue the whirlwind journey through the hyper capitalist dream machine, examining the phonomenon of Joe the Plumber, the Latino economic empowerment movement, and the Gay “Che” of Chile, among others. Taken together, these stories help us better understand how we are seduced—and how we can better resist—a system that appeals to our deepest desires.
The Q&A will be moderated by Greg Hittelman, Director of Communictions and Strategic Development of the Confict Awareness Project.
Rodrigo Dorfman is an award winning filmmaker and multimedia producer who has worked with POV, HBO, Salma Hayek’s Ventanazul and the BBC, among others. His films have been screened at some of the top international film festivals in the world (Toronto, Full Frame, Edinburgh, Telluride, Human Rights Watch). With his father he has won best screenplay award from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain for “Prisoners in Time” (1997). His screenplay “Shaheed” is currently in development with White Pine Pictures (Canada), with Jeremy Podeswa attached to direct. Mr. Dorfman recently won the Jury Award for Best Short at the Full Frame Film Festival. He is currently in post-production for his next feature documentary “Occupy the Imagination.”