Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Second Day: 14 Year Old Filmmaker Remembers September 11th

At age 11, Brook Peters decided to make a film about September 11th and its aftermath to give his fellow students and teachers at Ground Zero area schools a chance to share with the world their experiences. The Second Day is his touching and … Continue reading

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Wise Man Tell Me The Truth: Music From Afghanistan

It has been six years since two Berkeley students dreamed up the Afghan Music Project, a project which supports music teachers in Afghanistan who are doing their best to keep the country’s rich musical culture alive amid the still-felt destruction of the Taliban and still … Continue reading

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Budget Debate Is Not About Taxes, It’s About Outsourcing Public Services: An article by 10YAC’s Camille Gage

The Iraq War shows us the huge profits corporations reap when they take over the role of government: What do war and the battle over taxes have in common? The move towards profit and privatization. The budget negotiations that led … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #10

Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100 for the 43 members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 100, working at the Windows on the World restaurant, who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center Alabanza. Praise the cook with … Continue reading

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Peace Piece

Peace Piece (from Everybody Digs Bill Evans, 1958)   The great jazz pianist Bill Evans (1929–1980) was in a studio playing around on the keys while waiting to record his version of “Some Other Time,” from Leonard Bernstein’s musical On … Continue reading

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Poster Girl: An interview with Filmmaker Sara Nesson

Minneapolis curator and arts writer Tricia Khutoretsky interviewed Sara Nesson, the Academy-award nominated filmmaker of Poster Girl,  for 10 Years + Counting: While shooting footage for the soon-to-be-completed Iraq Paper Scissors, a documentary about veterans on a healing journey, vérité filmmaker Sara Nesson met … Continue reading

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ANOTHER LIFE: 10 Years + Counting Interviews New York Playwright Karen Malpede

1. Please describe your project. What inspired you to tackle this issue? The 9/11 Performance Series will present three plays—an acclaimed revival and two world premieres—that are a counter-narrative of the past 10 years: the stories  of a Pakistani-American family, Muslim immigrants in France, … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 9

LOVE AND THE NATIONAL DEFENSE If love were a dirty bomb, you could set it off in Washington and it would spread into the suburbs unseen, contaminate the air and water. People would breathe it, feed on it unknowingly and … Continue reading

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OUT OF RUBBLE: Artist Susanne Slavick on Art and War

As a painter, I have depicted abused resources, misplaced priorities, and histories we forget only to repeat. Paintings allow dismantling hierarchies, inventing new cartographies, and exposing structures that generate the very conditions they were meant to prevent. After my son … Continue reading

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