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  • 2013 North Central Holiday Celebration

    The diverse community in Troy NY came together for the 2nd Annual Holidays in North Central Neighborhood Celebration on December 14, 2013. The neighborhood's 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration, took place from 1 to 5 PM at The Sanctuary for Independent Media and The Missing Link Street Ministry, in collaboration with members of Troy Bike Rescue, City of Troy community police, Uptown Initiative, and Troy Central Little League.

    In addition to a TBR bike gift-away, there were family activities including food and baked goods, ornament-making, skits, a coat raffle and a tree lighting at 5 PM in Freedom Square (at the corner of 101st and 5th/6th Avenues). The coats were generously donated through a partnership with the Champlain Rotary and Troy City Hall.

    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 3 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • "After Tiller" Q&A with filmmaker Lana Wilson

    "After Tiller" filmmaker Lana Wilson speaking at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 13, 2013 about her intimate, award-winning documentary exploration of the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller.

    Posted 3 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • "Let The Fire Burn" Q&A with filmmaker Jason Osder

    Filmmaker Jason Osder showed his epic documentary "Let The Fire Burn" on November 22, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY and answered audience questions in this post-screening discussion.

    The film tells the chilling story of the Philadelphia police decision to drop a bomb on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE in 1985, leading to deaths of 11 people (including five children) and the destruction of an entire neighborhood. In this astonishingly gripping documentary, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller.

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    www.letthefireburn.com

    Posted 3 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Either/Orchestra "Eyeye"

    The Either/Orchestra recorded live performing "Eyeye" at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 20, 2011.

    The program featured the premiere of bandleader Russ Gershon's new suite "The Collected Unconscious," funded by a Jazz New Works grant from Chamber Music America. It's a sprawling piece inspired by Ethiopian scales and rhythms, but ranging throughout the E/O's musical universe of jazz and afro-caribbean music.

    Also in the program were highlights of the music from the Haile Selassie-era Ethiopian National Theater which the E/O revived during its May 2011 tour of Ethiopia.

    Brass: Tom Halter / Dan Rosenthal / Joel Yennior

    Saxes: Hailey Niswanger / Russ Gershon / Charlie Kohlhase

    Rhythm:
    Gilson Schachnik / Rick McLaughlin / Pablo Bencid / Vicente Libra

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    www.either-orchestra.org

    Posted 3 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Call Me Kuchu official trailer

    David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

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    Posted 3 months ago

    By FilmFestivalVideos

  • Imarhan "Aicha Biba"

    Mali's "Festival in the Desert" Caravan for Peace tour came to Freedom Square in North Troy, NY on July 26, 2013. The Caravan shines a light on two of Mali's greatest contributions to the world's music: the Tuareg sounds and Malian blues, both revealing the deep and gritty roots, and the striking skill and musicianship of Mali's beleaguered artists.

    Tartit/Imharhan transform from a very traditional mixed female/male ensemble—where voices, small hand drums (tinde), and stringed instruments form the basis for trance-inducing songs—to a band that reflects the often experimental, fascinating Tuareg adaptation of Saharan nomad music to contemporary, fresh sounds.

    This presentation was made possible by funding from the NYS Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Troy as well as volunteer labor and small financial contributions from thousands of patrons of The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

    For more info: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/node/5656

    Special thanks: Norman Keyser

    Posted 3 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Imarhan "Walle Walle"

    Mali's "Festival in the Desert" Caravan for Peace tour came to Freedom Square in North Troy, NY on July 26, 2013. The Caravan shines a light on two of Mali's greatest contributions to the world's music: the Tuareg sounds and Malian blues, both revealing the deep and gritty roots, and the striking skill and musicianship of Mali's beleaguered artists.

    Tartit/Imharhan transform from a very traditional mixed female/male ensemble—where voices, small hand drums (tinde), and stringed instruments form the basis for trance-inducing songs—to a band that reflects the often experimental, fascinating Tuareg adaptation of Saharan nomad music to contemporary, fresh sounds.

    This presentation was made possible by funding from the NYS Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Troy as well as volunteer labor and small financial contributions from thousands of patrons of The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

    For more info: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/node/5656

    Special thanks: Norman Keyser

    Posted 3 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Oliver Mtukudzi "Manyemwe"

    Zimbabwean superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits performing at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on April 9, 2013.

    From Wikipedia: "With his husky voice, he has become the most recognized voice to emerge from Zimbabwe and onto the international scene and he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond. A member of Zimbabwe's KoreKore tribe, Nzou Samanyanga as his totem, he sings in the nation's dominant Shona language along with Ndebele and English. He also incorporates elements of different musical traditions, giving his music a distinctive style, known to fans as 'Tuku Music.'"

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    www.tukumusik.com

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • LET THE FIRE BURN official theatrical trailer.

    The official theatrical trailer for LET THE FIRE BURN, distributed by Zeitgeist Films and opening on Oct. 2 at The Film Forum in NYC.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By Jason Osder

  • After Tiller - Theatrical Trailer

    After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves between the rapidly unfolding stories of these doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, and are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. These four people have become the new number-one targets of the pro-life movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients' lives. AFTER TILLER shows them confronting harassment from protesters, challenges in their personal lives, and a series of tough ethical decisions.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By trailerobsessed

  • Christine Salem "Pile"

    Christine Salem with percussionists Christine Salem and Harry Perigone performing on October 8, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. Accompanied on a kayanm (her favorite instrument) Christine Salem's voice seems to float as she sings in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran or Swahili, mixing with subtlety music from the Indian Ocean with African rhythms.This original music is based on the rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors in Madagascar, in Comoros and in Reunion Island.

    A Sanctuary TV Production
    Director Andrew Lynn
    Cam 1 Phil Lawrence
    Cam 2 Paul Melber
    Cam 3 Darian Henry
    Cam 4 Eleanor Goldsmith
    Sound mix Troy Pohl
    Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    http://www.christinesalem.com

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Christine Salem "Tulasizwe"

    Christine Salem with percussionists Christine Salem and Harry Perigone performing on October 8, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. Accompanied on a kayanm (her favorite instrument) Christine Salem's voice seems to float as she sings in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran or Swahili, mixing with subtlety music from the Indian Ocean with African rhythms.This original music is based on the rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors in Madagascar, in Comoros and in Reunion Island.

    A Sanctuary TV Production
    Director Andrew Lynn
    Cam 1 Phil Lawrence
    Cam 2 Paul Melber
    Cam 3 Darian Henry
    Cam 4 Eleanor Goldsmith

    Sound mix Troy Pohl
    Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    http://www.christinesalem.com

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Christine Salem "Djin"

    Christine Salem with percussionists David Abrousse and Harry Perigone performing on October 8, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. Accompanied on a kayanm (her favorite instrument) Christine Salem's voice seems to float as she sings in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran or Swahili, mixing with subtlety music from the Indian Ocean with African rhythms.This original music is based on the rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors in Madagascar, in Comoros and in Reunion Island.


    A Sanctuary TV Production
    Director Andrew Lynn
    Cam 1 Phil Lawrence
    Cam 2 Paul Melber
    Cam 3 Darian Henry
    Cam 4 Eleanor Goldsmith
    Sound mix Troy Pohl
    Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    http://www.christinesalem.com

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Connecting with the Land Through the Senses: YMS School To Farm Project

    Youth Media Sanctuary visited School 2 in Troy over a course of 4 weeks to take an urban walk and a field trip to a dairy farm. We investigated our surroundings through the senses using photography and video to document our experiences.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • "King Story" Bread and Puppet Theater

    Bread and Puppet Theater celebrated their 50th anniversary with a special performance at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday October 17th, 2013. Their show included "King Story," an early anti-war piece which was originally performed in 1967, One of the longest-lived theatrical companies in the country put on an amazing puppet performance!

    Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theater originally tackled concerns of rent, rats, and living conditions of the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side of New York City. Today, productions have developed into more complex theater pieces, integrating music, dance, and more.

    In 1974, Bread and Puppet Theater decided to pack up and move from the city to a farm in Glover in Northeastern Vermont. Bread and Puppet Theater has a wholesome and powerful language that can capture anyone's attention--a great form of entertainment for adults and children alike. Bread and Puppet Theater is a necessity; just as bread is food for your stomach, theater is food for your soul. www.breadandpuppet.org www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

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