Movie Night: Xiao Wu (The Pickpocket, Jia Zhangke, 1997)

The_PickpocketSunday 2nd April 2017, Xiao Wu (The Pickpocket) from Jia Zhangke, 1997. 111 minutes. Language: Mandarin/Jin Chinese. Subtitles:English. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

Tonight we will screen the film Xiao Wu or Pickpocket, directed by Chinese director Jia Zhangke and starring only non-professional actors. The film plays in the 1990s, which is a transitional period in China away from communism and towards capitalism. The lead character, a pickpocket on the fringes of society, is struggling to cope with the rapid changes.

What’s so great about this film is that it perfectly and honestly captures the atmosphere of 1990s China, an era when many just overcame their hunger. This place was so poor and culturally remote that few took the effort to document anything. This time did however lay the basics for the current superpower of 1.3 billion. Even if only for that reason, this is a film worth to be seen!

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open after 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

AAA Infocafe: “Being Anarchist in the 21st century?”

Friday March 31st 2017, Talk and Discussion about concepts of Anarchism and Autonomy and their practice in the here & now. Starts at 18:00.

Concert with Reinis Young

Reinis_Young_soloMonday 8th May, Concert with Reinis Young Solo. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

Reinis Young is a traveling guitar player from Riga, Latvia who has played all around Europe for years sharing his exceptional guitar skills and original songs using different kinds of guitar playing techniques – including tapping, percussive, and finger-picking. Reinis has traveled a lot. He started to compose his own solo music when he was busking on a street while he was hitchhiking all around Europe and Asia. Recently he has started to play more official concerts instead of busking – so far he has performed in Europe, as well as in New Zealand and Cyprus. His music is not so far from The Flamenco Thief, that is no surprise they are touring together. Reinis Young has released four solo albums – Plika ģitāra (2013), Draugu orķestris (2015), Gaišs (2016) and Tumšs (2017). The last album was released together with his band Reinis Young Trio. https://soundcloud.com/reinis-young […Lees verder]

Colombian evening, Wiwa community, photo exhibition & more

wiwaMonday April 17th 2017, Colombian evening, Wiwa community, photo exhibition & more. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Wiwa community is an indigenous group that lives in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta one of the most biodiverse region nearby the Caribbean Coast in Colombia. Since they have been in the middle of the armed conflict and most recently the intervention of transnational companies, they are in a process of strengthening their communities through cultural practices, particularly traditional music. Music for them is one of the most important intangible resources and through the practice of music the knowledge regarding with nature and social behave is transmitted along generations. In recent years, in our dialogue with wiwa communities they found useful to register some of the sounds and stories of music as part of their educational process. On that concerning, together with the musicians and the authorities of the community of Siminke, we started to develop an idea of a documentary about the importance of the music as a tool of resistance and social mobilization, according to with the needs of the communities and issues that they faced such transnational projects. We want to share with the people interest in Amsterdam part of the work that we have been doing together through a photography exhibition and a fragment of the material recorded until now. Since we are doing this process without profit interest, which means, with our own resources and have to take with us the film equipment to the village, we are looking for strategies to support the travel but also we always bring to the communities some elements that are demanding for them sometimes such medicines, school supplies, and food. […Lees verder]

Other Cinema: Paris is Burning (Jenni Livingston ,1991)

ParisIsBurningSunday 9th April 2017, Other Cinema: Paris is Burning (1991) by Jenni Livingston. Doors 20:30, Film 21:00, we make popcorn ♥

Documentary filmed in the late 1980s, which chronicles the ball and voguing culture in New York City, involving African-American, Lationo, gay and transgender communities. The documentary is considered an invaluable exploration of New Yorks “Golden Age” and race, gender, class and sexuality in America.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open after 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Get together with Gabriel Pombo da Silva – Ex-prisoner

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[P]eRverse engineering of prison buildings
Consequences on the human being we call prisoner
What does it mean to be a ex-prisoner

Friday, 07th of April, 19h @ Joes Garage

Tonight, we welcome Gabriel Pomba da Silva in Joes Garage and dedicate the evening for being together finally. We start the evening with food around 19h, the talk starts at 20h – we will celebrate.

Gabriel is a still non-compliant anarchist ex-prisoner. After 33 years, thereof nine years in a high security prison in Aachen, he became free in June 2017, even though the Spanish state would like to deprive his liberty again, until 2032.

Gabriel rose up in a poor neighborhood in Vigo, Galicia. His non-conformity, posture, achievements and writings in the cell did and do motivate many people inside and outside the prison walls. Solidarity actions for his release has been conducted in Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Chile, Mexico and Argentina.

Last year, his case gained attention again. He was supposed to be released on the 17th of May but was further hold in custody at the prison C. P. la Moraleja, in Dueñas. On the 9th of June, he finally left prison.

Tonight, Gabriel is going to talk about his history and experience being in detention for 33 years – in prisons in different countries, under different life regimes, in isolation – the impact on the human being inside the walls and outside, when being free again – and the solidarity with ex-prisoners.

A little more Infos:

Letter from anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, outside the prison walls at last (Spain)

Audio de Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (in spanish)

– Prison was created for the poor [pdf]

Anarcho folk punk night with Paper Wings + Mercurius Rising + Ash Ludd

PaperWings4Thursday 6th April 2017, Anarcho folk punk night with Paper Wings + Mercurius Rising + Ash Ludd (Uk). Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. bands from 8:30pm till 10pm.

Paper Wings, politically driven folk punk band from Liverpool, UK. 5 piece consisting of a mandolin, violin, banjo, guitar, cajon and vocals by everyone. Fast, loud & angry whilst managing to squeeze in sweet harmony and melody. They originally started as a group of friends who played in the street to earn some change at early hours of the morning to drunk passers by. Eventually a proper band was accidentally formed and they began gigging on the UK’s DIY punk + festival scenes. Their messages range from cooperation to freedom of gender expression to attacking financial advisors’ ideologies and corrupt politicians. Second time they play at Joe’s Garage.
Mercurius Rising are 3 piece anarco acoustic ska punk band, playing at punk gigs, folk night, squat parties, raves, street corners, camp fires and festivals.
Ash Ludd is a DIY folk-punk singer-songwriter based in England. He likes to travel, busk, play unplugged shows and make stuff. […Lees verder]

March 2017 at Joe’s Garage

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Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: The Woman from Rose Hill

170326_la_femme_de_rose_hill_smSunday March 26th 2017, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

THE WOMAN FROM ROSE HILL 1989
(La femme de Rose Hill)
Directed by Alain Tanner

95 minutes
In French with English subtitles

The films of Swiss director Alain Tanner (La salamandre, Jonas will be 25…) are some of the most poignant and sharpest of the last century. Sadly his movies have been marginalized and trashed by our commercial film distribution industry.

Julie is a young woman from Rose Hill (Republic of Mauritius, an Island off the off the southeast coast of Africa). She moves to a little village in Switzerland, responding to a proposal of marriage by her pen-pal Marcel. But when Julie arrives, everything is wrong right from the start. Director Alain Tanner is excellent in showing the culture shock of this young black woman, confronted by the horror of Switzerland… cold, clinical, ordered, regulated, Calvinist, snow-covered, brutally practical and ultimately abstract.
In his films director Alain Tanner always focuses on outsiders, and here we see Julie as utterly dispossessed. Finally she meets Jean, a neighbor, and they have an affair, which leads to damning judgments from the local community. This is a tender movie, totally unknown, by a master filmmaker, dealing with issues of immigration and the responsibilities of Europe’s colonialist past. This will be an outrageously rare screening of this brilliant and haunting gem, that was effectively banned by commercial distributors. […Lees verder]

Benefit NSU Tribunal

NSU_tribunalThursday March 23rd 2017, Benefit for “Break the Silence Collective”. Infonight about the NSU murders and rising threat of extrem right-wing terror in Germany. Money goes to the project “NSU-Tribunal”. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

” Unraveling the NSU Complex – Indicting Racism in Germany
The immigrants affected by NSU terror knew who was behind the attacks on their family members, their neighbors, their friends or their own lives, their existences, their streets, and their businesses. The fact that their voices were not heard is due to structural racism in Germany. This, together with neo-Nazi structures established and paid for by the State, with all its official protectors, forms the NSU complex. NSU means: German state and Nazis hand in hand.
We, people targeted and affected by the NSU and antiracist activists, are organizing a tribunal in order to launch an indictment against all those responsible – a tribunal where the voices of the victims of racist violence are raised and heard.
In Cologne-Mülheim’s Keupstraße in 2004 the NSU attacked an entire street with a nail bomb. Moreover, they also attacked the idea of a multicultural society as such. In Germany in May 2017, juridical clarification of the NSU complex cannot be expected, racist hate violence and speech are still an everyday occurrence, and the people targeted by racist violence are repeatedly made into perpetrators.
The NSU could count on a racist division in German society which spreads fear among immigrant communities, while mainstream public perception either does not notice this at all or if they do, then only in an aggressive defense reflex, which immediately blames the people targeted by racist hate. This is the division we want to overcome with the tribunal.
An indictment launched by society instead of judge and verdict ”

Tribunal NSU-Komplex Auflösen: http://nsu-tribunal.de/
17.5-21.5 in Cologne, Germany […Lees verder]

LLECA’s Bienvenida. Benefit with ex-prisoner group from Nicaragua

Lleca_ensayo_teatro_libre_11032010Monday March 20th 2017, LLECA’s Bienvenida. Benefit with ex-prisoner group from Nicaragua. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Dear friends, to celebrate the arrival of Lleca Teatro in the Netherlands, we are hosting a Nicaraguan dinner at Joe’s Garage!! Lleca’s Nicaraguan theatre collective outside of prison consists of former and non-prisoners who have been making theater inside prison since 2009. They are now coming to the Netherlands on invitation of the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF)! At the ICAF, they will present their physical theater play “Cain and the Dogs” originally made in prison in 2015 and host a workshop. During their three-week stay in the Netherlands there will be a couple of public opportunities to see them in action!
We invite you all to give the group a proper “bienvenida” and share dinner with us on Monday March 20th at Joe’s!! We will be cooking a delicious vegan, tropical meal accompanied by traguitos, and of course there will be lovely latin tunes for your bellies and ears. There will be ample opportunity to speak with Lleca Teatro’s former-prisoner actors & director over dinner! Hope to see you!!

Lleca Teatro will be staying in the Netherlands between 19 March and 10 April. Other events with the group include: Friday 31 March presentation of their physical theater play “Caín y los Perros” at Theater Zuidplein, Rotterdam (ICAF) | Saturday 1 April workshop on physical theater at the ICAF, Rotterdam | Thursday 6 April presentation of “Caín y los Perros” at CREA, Amsterdam, followed by a Q&A with the group | Saturday 8 April Farewell & Cumbia Carcelera party at De Peper, Amsterdam.

More information about LLECA: http://www.lleca.org/

Menu on March 20th: [appetizer] Sopa de frijoles – black bean soup
[main] Indio viejo con tostones y pico de gallo – typical Nicaraguan mashed maize dish with vegetables, green plantain fritters and tomato salad. […Lees verder]

No More President’s: Trump Arrestees Benefit

natalie_keyssar_washington_dc_trump_inauguration_limoThursday 16 March 2017, No More President’s: Trump Arrestees Benefit. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Screening from 8:00pm till 10pm.

On 16 March 2017, there will be a benefit for people in the United States facing serious charges from the 20 January Trump inauguration protests. Over 200 people where arrested and many are facing felonies that carry a sentence of up to 10 years in jail. Global Uprisings (www.globaluprisings.org) will screen their short film “No More Presidents: Protesting the Trump Inauguration” along with video clips of other actions including airport blockades against the Muslim ban, the Berkeley anti-fascist action against Milo Yiannopoulos, the Day Without Immigrants protests, people preventing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from detaining undocumented migrants, and clips from the March 8 Women’s Strike. Following the presentation, there will be a Q and A about the situation in the US and how it relates to fighting the growing influence of the far-right in Europe. […Lees verder]

Black Cat Cine presents “The Square” (Jehane Noujaim, 2013)

The_Square_Jehane_NoujaimSunday 12th March 2017, Black Cat Cine presents “The Square” by Jehane Noujaim, Egypt 2013, 95 min, English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

An intimate observational documentary that tells the story of the struggle of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of six different protesters. Starting in the tents of Tahrir in the days leading up to the fall of Mubarak, we follow our characters on a life-changing journey through the euphoria of victory into the uncertainties and dangers of the current ‘transitional period’ under military rule. “An inspiring testament to the power of protests and the voice of the people.”

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open after 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net