"OUR WORLD" & panel: XENOPHOBIA RIDES AGAIN [MASTERCLASS: ERIC V TAIT, JR]
MASTERCLASS: Eric V. Tait, Jr.
OUR WORLD-Fear & Frustration: Winter 1952
Dir. Eric V. Tait, Jr., 1987, 58 min.
An unpopular war (Korea), xenophobia, Communist witch-hunts, restrictive and still racist Immigration Laws and Policies... a riveting one hour look at a time when fear ruled in the USA; a time that unfortunately now seems to be repeating itself...
XENOPHOBIA RIDES AGAIN
Attorneys and Journalist-Filmmakers discuss Xenophobia in the US today: Islamophobia (e.g. the lower-Manhattan Mosque), the Patriot Act, racist immigration laws and policies, how it all affects Constitutional Rights and individual liberties, and the role of media in alerting the general public to possible dangers now, as it unfolds, NOT 35 years later.
PANELISTS: Attorneys Abdeen Jabara and Alison Berry; Educator Debbie Almontaser; Documentarian/Media Critics Danny Schechter and Eric V. Tait, Jr.; Michelle Materre (moderator).
3 Day series pass, $25 - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/133404
This 3 day exploration of the work of Eric V. Tait is part of the bi-monthly series 'Masterclass'. The goal of 'Masterclass' is to identify and survey exemplary careers in documentary production through an expansive lens. Eric V. Tait Jr's career as journalist (print, network and independent television), documentary filmmaker, media watchdog and advocate for excellence in journalism and documentary film, comprises a robust contribution to the documentary tradition, through his own work and the paths he created for others to follow. Wearing the hat of organizer and media activist, Mr. Tait crafted the panels that follow his films himself, placing greater concern for how his work can be employed in examining current social issues and the media's representation of them than receiving congratulations and praise for his 40 years in media. Mr. Tait says it best: "The goal is to use my 40th Anniversary Retrospective to take a good hard look at where we've been, what's been gained and/or lost, and what's now in store for all of us."
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