David Rovics Returns to the CMC!

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 3:59pm

David Rovics will join us once again on his The Other Side 2016 World Tour!

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00pm
$10-20 sliding scale

Beehive Design Collective: Pollinating Ríos Vivos Tour

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 3:35pm

This Fall, The Beehive Design Collective will hit the road with a visiting Bee from the Polinizaciones project in Abya Yala (South America), also sharing the experiences of the Ríos Vivos Movement in Colombia, is heading out on tour to the Pacific Coast of Turtle Island (North America) and then onto the Florida pensinsula (southeast US)!!!

This collaborative tour will share stories from Ríos Vivos Colombia, the social movement of dam impacted communities that struggle for the defense of their territories and rivers, and for an energy model by and for the people, and also the work of Polinizaciones, a Beehive grassroots process that collaborates with communities impacted by resource extraction in the use of arts, culture, and communications as strategies for land defense in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

We will also be combining storytelling and presentations of our newest masterpiece MesoAmérica Resiste!, a multi media presentation about Polinizaciones and Ríos Vivos, and public interventions and actions on issues of environmental and social justice. We'll be travelling with giant art murals, a fully stocked distro of activist art, Ríos Vivos t-shirts and caps, handicrafts from territories in resistance, stories, songs, and experiences to share.

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

Wack Trump!

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:29pm

Join artist Ana Trevino in whacking a Donald Trump pinata!

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:00pm
donations appreciated

Screening of "Kumu Hina"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:49pm

KUMU HINA is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, KUMU HINA reveals a side of Hawai'i rarely seen on screen.

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 7:00pm

Screening of "Merchants of Doubt"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:45pm

Merchants of Doubt is a 2014 American documentary film directed by Robert Kenner (Food Inc.) that was "inspired by" the 2010 book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.[1][2][3][4] The film traces the use of public relations tactics that were originally developed by the tobacco industry to protect their business from research indicating health risks from smoking. The most prominent of these tactics is the cultivation of scientists and others who successfully cast doubt on the scientific results. Using a professional magician, the film explores the analogy between these tactics and the methods used by magicians to distract their audiences from observing how illusions are performed. For the tobacco industry, the tactics successfully delayed government regulation until long after the establishment of scientific consensus about the health risks from smoking. As its second example, the film describes how manufacturers of flame retardants worked to protect their sales after toxic effects of the retardants were discovered. The central concern of the film is the ongoing use of these tactics to forestall governmental action to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in response to the risk of global climate change.[5]



Mon, 12/21/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

Screening of "The Square"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:36pm

Directed by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room, Startup.com, Rafea: Solar Mama)

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.

The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 7:00pm

Screening of "Refugee Here I Am"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:33pm

Refugee here I am, is a musical documentary based on the life of a Congolese Musician Enzo Ikah, a refugee and a renown reggae artist living in Istanbul. Making the first legal reggae album in Turkey, Enzo gives hundreds of concerts and appears in various media chanels throughout the country. Through his music, Enzo raises his voice and creates dialogue with various authorities. He creates awareness about those lives in hardship, coming from war torn countries and conflicted areas.

Despite his growing fame ,Enzo does not give up living in his small room in Tarlabasi which he shares with the newcoming Syrian neighbours. He composes all his songs, day dreaming in his room, with the determination to raise hope among the refugee youth. The documentary, explores a single man’s extraordinary struggle, portraying his very creative way of  reaching out to the public, as Enzo transforms his life shaken under opression and hardship into an enchanting life musical.With his film, Enzo intends to advocate that every person should be able to realize their potentials make use of their talents and realize their dreams, despite the borders.




Mon, 12/14/2015 - 7:00pm

Roy Zimmerman Concert and Democratic Party Debate Broadcast

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:24pm

Political satirist-singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman will be performing at the
Civic Media Center Saturday Nov 14th in an early show at 7:30 pm.   The show
will wind up by 9pm to accommodate watching the Democratic party debate that
evening at 9pm on the CMC's big screen.  Refreshments will be available or bring
your own.  A $5-10 sliding scale donation is requested to supports Roy's tour
and the CMC.  The CMC is at 433 S. Main St. visit  <www.civicmediacenter.org>
for more information

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 7:30pm

Monday Movie: "Remote Area Medical"

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:05pm

The Alcachua County Labor Coalition will sponsor a screening of "Remote Area Medical".

About the film:

A debate over healthcare has been raging nationwide, but what's been lost in the discussion are the American citizens who live day after day, year after year without solutions for their most basic needs. Remote Area Medical documents the annual three-day "pop-up" medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Bristol, Tennessee's NASCAR speedway. Instead of a film about policy, Remote Area Medical is a film about people, about a proud Appalachian community banding together to try and provide some relief for friends and neighbors who are simply out of options.

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

Speaker: Debora Barros Fince, Colombian Human Rights Activist

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:25pm

The Civic Media Center welcomes Deborah Barros Fince: Wayuu indigenous activist from Colombia; Attorney, Artist, Mother, Human Rights Activist , and Victims' Representative in the Colombian Peace Negotiations in Havana, Cuba


In her visit to the U.S. this November Deborah Barros Fince will speak about the April 2004 massacre committed by paramilitary forces in her community at Bahia Portete, La Guajira, Colombia, which left 13 dead and several children missing, and the Wayuu fight for justice. In 2014 Deborah  traveled to Havana, Cuba to take part in the peace process between the Colombian government and FARC guerillas. Deborah went as a representative of victims of the Colombian conflict.

Deborah travels throughout Colombia and the world to tell her community's story and reach out for solidarity. Deborah will inform about the complex web of global corporate capitalism and the ongoing civil conflict in Colombia, including the role of the Colombian government, paramilitaries, and coal mining interests.

After her participation in the peace process where she argued for justice for victims of the armed conflict, Deborah stated, "I witnessed a clear disposition to achieve reconciliation, justice, and peace in Colombia."

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:00pm
$5 suggested donation
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