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Working In Protest film screening

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton
2522 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202, United States (map)

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WORKING IN PROTEST: Moving, inspiring and powerful film! The day after the filmmaker Michael Galinski graduated from high school in 1987, the Klu Klux Klan marched in his North Carolina hometown. He photographed the procession and recorded community reactions to this demonstration of spent power. “It’s an artefact,” says one bystander, “the last opportunity to see something like that.” Political turmoil in the United States takes on a movingly personal aspect through this judiciously edited archive of street marches and public demonstrations, shot since the 2000 Republican Convention by filmmakers Michael Galinski and Suki Hawley.

Her words haunt the film that follows, as we encounter a succession of protests and counter-protests – against the Iraq War, against poverty, against the erosion of voting rights, against the normalisation of police force, against the bailing out of the banks, for the Confederate Flag, for Bernie, for and against Trump. Michael Galinsky, filmmaker, will be in attendance for a Q+A following both screenings. KBOO Volunteers KBOO Community Radio #blacklivesmatter #dontshootportland #savedaca #healthcare #saveourschools #resist #resistance #takeaknee #youarenotalone #warisover #workinginprotest #michaelgalinski

The filmmakers catch illuminating altercations between members of opposing factions – young men of Occupy Wall Street vs an old school liberal Democrat, Trump supporters vs detractors gathered for the inauguration – while keeping a vigilant eye on the role of the police in protecting the targets of dissent.

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