Joann Sfar Draws from Memory
on Public Television SUNDAY, Aug. 5!
Directed by Sam Ball, Joann Sfar Draws from Memory traces a journey with master graphic novelist Joann Sfar as he finds inspiration in his Algerian-Jewish heritage and the lively streets and cafes of his current home in France.
Bay Area: THIS SUNDAY, August 5, at 6:00pm on KQED, Channel 9 and KQEH, Channel 54.
On-Going Telecasts on 181 PBS Stations:
Click here for list of PBS Telecasts near you.
A co-production of Citizen Film and Les Films du Poisson. Executive Producer: Valerie Joseph.
Special thanks to KQED PRESENTS and the SF Jewish Film Festival for presenting the Bay Area theatrical premieres this past week.
GREEN STREETS - Screening & Discussion at Bernal Heights Library
Sunday, August 31, 7pm
Photo: Breyana Sherrington in the documentary Green Streets, directed by Sophie Constantinou. Photo courtesy of Urban Strategies, Inc.
Green Streets tells the story of African-American entrepreneurs who turn trash into cash in San Francisco public housing. Through trial and error, a close-knit group of residents in their twenties has learned to haul 150,000 gallons of waste per month, establishing recycling where all previous efforts had failed.
Please join director Sophie Constantinou, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema and the resourceful Green Streets entrepreneurs for a work-in-progress screening, plus a town-hall-style discussion about neighborhood conditions.
Friday, August 31, at 7-8pm, Bernal Branch Public Library
More info here.
iOnPoverty Webisodes FREE Online
"Unleash Your Competitive Edge"
Citizen Film has been working with iOnPoverty to produce candid, filmed conversations with host Jonathan Lewis and accomplished social entrepreneurs.
Come see what iOnPoverty has to say to the best and brightest young professionals and students about advancing their careers in combatting poverty.
Now Streaming FREE online at ionpoverty.tv
BUILT: Re-interpreting Ancient Code in a Community Photo Project
Photo by Zoe Pollak, 20 years old, Great American Music Hall
Every autumn, Jews build temporary dwellings - called "sukkot" -to commemorate the exodus from Egypt. These structures are governed by an Ancient Code, with rules like "the eye should be drawn to the roof, and from the roof to the sky."
We've invited young artists and urban wanderers to take pictures inspired by these rules, and post them on the BUILT Facebook. View photos here.
Selected photos will be exhibited at:
Jewish Community Center of SF's "Gimme Shelter" project September 30 - October 4
Contemporary Jewish Museum's "Virtual Sukkot for Teens"
presented with the SF Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, October 4, at 6pm
We invite YOU to contribute your own photos.
Submit your photos here!
Save the Date to Celebrate the
2012 Community Leadership Awardees
Sophie Constantinou and Citizen Film are proud to work with the San Francisco Foundation for the 9th year running to help tell the stories of their 2012 Community Leadership Awardees.
Please come watch their stories and help Citizen Film celebrate San Francisco's hometown heroes.
This year's awardees are: Chinese for Affirmative Action, Aim High, the ODC's Brenda Way, and Rita Semel
Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30-8:30pm, Herbst Theater, SF
More info here.