Flying Paper: Sneak Preview Party at the New School

Flying Paper
Monday, May 21, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Tags: gaza, palestine, and youth. Categories: Discussion and Screening.
The New School - Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011

Co-sponsored with the School of Media Studies

at the New School for Public Engagement

Admission: Free (includes refreshments)

See a special sneak preview screening of the forthcoming documentary film Flying Paper. The film tells the uplifting story of Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites flown at once. The film seeks to humanize the conflict in Gaza through the creative voices and cinematic rendering of the fascinating culture of kite making and flying among youth in Gaza.

The film is directed by Nitin Sawhney, New School Media Studies faculty; Roger Hill, a San-Francisco based filmmaker; and co-produced with a team of Palestinian youth whom they trained in Gaza, as part of their Voices Beyond Walls youth media program.

Watch a brief trailer here.

The event will showcase a newly-edited 25min preview of the film, discussions with filmmakers and a social-mixer over live music, food and drinks.

To contribute to the film’s completion, visit Kickstarter.

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About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

Our Sponsors

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,  both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.

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