Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Big Noise Films: Shouting out the truth on Jena, deserting Iraq, oil and Indians

From Big Noise Films:
Hey compas,
We are very excited to announce that we are going to press with 3 new DVDs. . and if you place your advance orders now and they will arrive before the 24th.
There is also a new piece in our videowire - an investigation with Greg Palast of the Cofan Indians' case against Chevron-Texaco for the destruction of the Ecuadoran Amazon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUazqeMsF6w
THE JENA 6 (30 minutes)
In a small town in Louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives.
Two nooses are left as a warning to black students trying to integrate their playground, fights break out across town, a white man pulls a shotgun on black students, someone burns down most of the school, the DA puts six black students on trial for attempted murder, and the quiet town of Jena becomes the site of the largest civil rights demonstration in the South since the 1960s.
The Jena 6 is the story of hidden racial inequality and violence becoming visible. It is a powerful symbol for, and example of, how racial justice works in America – where the lynching noose has been replaced by the DA's pen.
Trailer: http://bignoisefilms.org/video/JENA.mov
BLACK AND GOLD (84 minutes)
Re-released by popular demand on DVD. Includes the complete interviews with King Tone and Puerto Rican Revolutionary Richie Perrez.
In 1994, the Latin Kings - the largest street gang in New York - became the Latin King and Queen Nation. They claimed to have abandoned their criminal past and to be following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords. . . The NYPD did not agree, calling them a vicious gang with a PR campaign. One thing is certain, the City was never the same after the Nation went downtown.
Trailer: http://bignoisefilms.org/video/BnG_trailer.mov
DESERTER (30 minutes)
'Deserter' is the journey a deserting soldier and his young wife as they flee across the country to seek refugee status over the Canadian border. As they move from safe house to safe house, we get to know Ryan and Jen - two, shy, small-town kids from the Central Valley who joined the military because there were no jobs, and find they must make a heroic stand in order to escape an illegal and immoral war. 'Deserter' is a political road movie with one of the few happy endings that this war has given us.
Trailer: http://bignoisefilms.org/video/DESERTER_trailer_web.mov
We're touring this spring - to book any of our film with the directors in your community or at your university, contact us or
Evil Twin Booking:
215 888 1756 (direct)
215 473 0308 (office)
On AIM and Skype, we are PENETRATRIOT

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