Running now through August 26th, the IMPACT 2012 Festival consists of documentaries, satirical political comedy, music, theater and new art created by emerging and established artists along with provocative conversations focusing on subjects crucial to the decision making process as we move closer to this year’s election. Presented by Culture Project, home of such challenging and jaw-dropping political works as The Exonerated and Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, a key part of IMPACT 2012 is its flexibility and ability to respond to changes in the political debate immediately, adding new events every day to challenge those questions.
Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.
Already, IMPACT 2012 has witnessed some amazing and important highlights since its July 14th launch:
-Author and Journalist Chris Hedges calling for civil disobedience at the Conversation on the Economy
-Jose Vargas leading a powerful Conversation on Immigration (Now available to watch on Deep Dish TV: https://vimeo.com/deepdishtv)
-Political Comedy night featuring Muslim-American comics: Negin Farsad (MTV, Comedy Central), Dean Obeideallah (Comedy Central, ABC) & Sabrina Jalees (Last Comic Standing)
-Pre-release screening of 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film on the war on drugs, The House I Live In
Verbatim Occupy diaries performed by theater group, The Civilians
Events still to come include a performance of Goliath, a poetic theatrical retelling of one soldier’s war story; screening of Miss Representation, a look into the misguided view of women in the media; a Conversation on Voter Suppression with Isiah Castialla of Alliance for Justice; an evening of short films related to constitutional rights and a Conversation on Foreign Policy lead by Jennifer Robinson, a former legal representative to Wikileaks’ Julian Assage.
WHEN: July 13 – August 26
WHERE: Culture Project
45 Bleecker Street
(at Lafayette Street)
***AUTHORS NOTE**** August 7th, IMPACT 2012 will feature “Play-In-A-Day”: The War on Women. After being given 16 hours to complete a short play on the war on women, the playwrights and actors will perform under the spotlight. This is a must see event!
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