Indypendent founder Heather Haddon, currently a staff reporter at the Norwood News in the Bronx, and Rachel Dannefer are premiering their 45-minute film Bloqueo: Looking at the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba at the Brecht Forum this Thursday, Oct. 6 starting at 7:30 pm.

There will be a DJ and drinks until 11pm. The Brecht Forum is located at 451 West Street between Bank & Bethune Streets, Below 12th Street along the West Side Highway.For more info go to


The production of "Fallujah" has just finished. This 28-minute short is a collaborative effort by Deep Dish TV, NYC Indymedia and Big Noise Films. It uses never-before seen footage of the violent US assault on the small Iraqi city during November. The footage used was shot almost entirely by the Iraqi people and shows a very different perspective of the attack than offered in US media. Fallujah is an ambitious attempt to show the history of a city and its destruction.

"Fallujah" is available at

Also available at Deep Dish TV is The World Tribunal on Iraq. NYC videographers helped to shoot and produce this one-hour movie summarizing the findings of the recent tribunal held in Turkey on U.S. war crimes in Iraq. It contains numerous eyewitness accounts and
reports absent from the corporate media that describe the devastation two-and-a-half years of war and occupation have wrought on Iraq and its people.


Finally, our friends at Third World Newsreel are holding a film festival entitled "Call For Change" this weekend at BAMcinematek.

From Oct. 7-9, TWN will show provocative documentaries about people of color and other marginalized citizens in NYC. These films explore those who have stood up for themselves against social injustice in the past and those who are trying to do so now.

BAMcinematek is located at 30 Lafayette St. in Brooklyn near the intersection of Flatbush Ave. and 3rd Ave.

The schedule follows. For more information, showtimes and tickets, go to

The Healing Passage (2004)
Dir. S. Pearl Sharp
Investigates the trauma and the healing process of the African Holocaust through music, dance, and visual art.

All Power to the People! (1970/1971)
SAT, OCT 8 AT 2, 6:50PM
Puerto Rican and Dominican neighborhoods in NYC, faced with a government that ignores their interests, take their welfare into their own hands.

The Immigrant Experience (shorts program)
SAT, OCT 8 AT 4:30, 9:15PM
Experience the issues facing the immigrant community in New York and beyond after 9/11, including deportation and the breaking up of families, racial prejudice, and the tragedy of war.

Newsreel in NYC (shorts program)
SUN, OCT 9 AT 2, 6:50PM
Classic Newsreel Collective films from the 60s and 70s about marginalized New York citizens fighting the system and creating political consciousness.

Raise Your Voice (shorts program)
SUN, OCT 9 AT 4:30, 9:15PM
These new films reveal New York’s current political climate and attitudes, and how some people are making their voices heard.