This Week at EPFC


ACTION! presents The Native and the Refugee

The Native and the Refugee is a multimedia research project that investigates the space of Native reservations in the United States and Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East. In connecting these two spaces and their struggles, the goals of the project are then to understand the centrality of the question of land and territory for any conception of autonomy; to look at the camp as an “extra-national” space with all the contradictions entailed and to meet with those getting organized politically in these places, and to understand their communal concerns.

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What does it mean to make a film with a non-Western audience in mind? What does it mean for a film to actually be a conduit of communication between peoples rather than an object for an imagined spectator? What is the liberatory value of treating film as an instrument of pedagogy rather than an end in and of itself?

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  • EPFC
  • May 23rd, 2017

One Day In July / Tawfiq’s Reef

The theme of May is “Stateless” and explores the works of diaspora Syrian and Palestinian artists and their stories. Today we look at two films that highlight what life is like in the Gaza Strip…especially for those families trying to make a living from the sea.

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  • EPFC
  • May 15th, 2017

A Space Exodus

The theme of Marvelous Movie Mondays for May is “Stateless” and explores the works of diaspora Syrian and Palestinian artists and their stories. A Space Exodus quirkily sets up an adapted stretch of Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey in a Middle Eastern political context.

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  • EPFC
  • May 8th, 2017

9 Days from my Window in Alleppo

The Marvelous Movie Mondays theme for May is “Stateless.” Curator Roger Hill: “This incredibly personal and moving documentary brings the audience into Aleppo and the life of the filmmaker [Issa Touma].”

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  • The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony

    Shot on Super 8 black-and-white film, this is a cinematic exploration of Los Angeles’s many environments and landscapes. A collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center

  • I Started Off Holding The Camera and Then I Passed It On

    An EPFC Filmmobile community video project facilitated by visiting British filmmaker, artist and educator Ed Webb Ingall.

  • Free Time and Sunshine: Home Movies In Southern California

    A documentary exploring and celebrating the home movie in Southern California created by the Echo Park Film Center Fall 2013 Youth Class.