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Incite/Insight Film Series: "A Second Final Rest"

April  11, 2013
8:00 pm


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A Second Final Rest

Incite/Insight Film Series: "A Second Final Rest"

Directed by Trina Lopez, 2004, 46 min.

The Incite/Insight Film Series! is a collaboration between The New Nothing Cinema, Shaping San Francisco, and The Anthropology And Social Change Department at CIIS

Following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, San Francisco rose from its own ashes to become one of the liveliest cities in America. How is it that it also managed to banish nearly all of its dead? A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries exhumes the hidden history of how this modern metropolis managed to systematically relocate nearly all of its burial grounds to make room for the living. Through recollections of residents who remember these forgotten graveyards to reflections on present-day conflicts that pit the living against the dead, A Second Final Rest reveals an astonishing chapter in the history of the American West in which those who settled the City by the Bay were unceremoniously sent packing long after they had passed from this world to the next.

All screenings are Free, Open to the Public, and are Participatory Cinema Events, with a "Marxist" or "Potluck" bar, based on Karl's old adage : "From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs!" (Or in this case, thirst.) Please bring beverages to share, as well as your ideas and comments.

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The New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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Our understanding of the integral mission of the Institute is distinctive in several key aspects. First, we attempt to integrate worlds of academic and grassroots knowledge. We believe that universities and social sciences are, for the most part, isolated from new practices and new movements, as they keep insisting on concepts and theories that are not adequate to new realities of creation and resistance. On the other side of this gap, activists are in serious need of new theories: theoretical knowledge (s) that can assist them in reflecting analytically on their practices, methods, and strategies for social change. At a moment when education is more then ever in danger of becoming enclosed and commodified, we have an urgent responsibility to defend universities as autonomous and critical places of knowledge production.