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"Dollarocracy" with John Nichols

John Nichols discussed issues raised by the new book co-authored with Bob McChesney, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America," at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on September 29th, 2013.

Their new book, published by Nation Books, describes how money spent on campaigns defines our country's politics and ultimately may trigger the end of democracy in America. The two were on a two-month tour, stopping in Troy, NY along with another 24 cities in America to speak about their newest text.

Blending vivid reports from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how the United States elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before.

A SANCTUARY TV PRODUCTION
Director Branda Miller
Cam 1 Paul Melber
Cam 2 Phil Lawrence
Cam 3 Brook-Lynn Castro

Sound Troy Pohl
Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

www.mediasanctuary.org
http://www.dollarocracy-book.com

Posted 3 months ago

By mediasanctuary

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.

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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

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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.'"

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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

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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

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