Abdullah Sall recently visited his family in Liberia and Guinea. He shares stories from his visit and the life he left behind, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2012.
Ayda Erbal teaches Middle Eastern Politics and Democratic Theory, as adjunct professor of politics at New York University, Department of Politics. She is interested in democratic theory, the politics of "post-nationalist" historiographies in transitional settings, the political-economy of mass violence and state formation, and the politics of apology. An award winning filmmaker on the side, Erbal is in the process of writing her second narrative short-film "Meligone". Erbal is also a published short-story writer and one of the founding editors of Azad Alik (http://azadalik.wordpress.com), a multilingual politics blog primarily dealing with minority issues in Turkey. Erbal also occasionally contributes to newspapers and magazines in Turkey, France and the United States.
A Crime with No Name, an Apology with No Agency: Armenian Genocide as Reconstructed by Turkish Intellectuals, by Ayda Erbal is sponsored by the Middle East Studies and Holocaust Studies Programs, and the Department of History at the University of Vermont.
Aaron Goldberg, Archivist at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, joins with others form the Burlington, Vermont Jewish Community, to share the history and future of the Lost Shul Mural. In 1910 the interior of Chai Adam synagogue in Burlington, VT was gloriously painted from ceiling to floor by Ben Zion Black, who was brought from Lithuania by the congregation to paint the synagogue in the prevalent style of the wooden shuls of Eastern European. Decades later the synagogues in Burlington merged and the Chai Adam building was sold several times before ultimately being converted into apartment units. Much of the painting was destroyed during the renovation but the mural over the ark was covered by a wall and forgotten until 2012 when the Lost Shul Mural was uncovered for the first time in nearly thirty years.
Burlington has preserved many structures and neighborhoods which makes it a community that is the envy for many across the globe. Some buildings preserved include the Maltex Building on Pine Street (they made Maltex Breakfast Cereal), The Wells Richardson Building next to Bennington Potters (They made patent medicines during the turn of the century before the FDA set standards for how much alcohol can be in medicine!), and the building the show is being filmed in, 294 North Winooski Ave, the former Fassetts Bakery Building. Ron Wanamaker speaks with co-author of 'Sustainable Communities', Bruce Seifer. Communities around the world want to know how to build a viable economy. How is it done? What are the elements that can be replicated? Find out more...: http://tandf.msgfocus.com/q/122qJ7AJc5LRlRuejwck/wv
Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington.
Preservation Burlington: Ron Tanner, Author From Animal House to Our House at Fletcher Free Library 10/22/2013
Author, Ron Tanner presentation/discussion about his experiences restoring a Victorian home after it was nearly destroyed during a ten year occupancy by a fraternity in Baltimore Maryland. Held at the Fletcher Free Library and co-sponsored by Preservation Burlington.
Ron Wanamaker speaks with author of 'From Animal House to Our House - A Love Story', Ron Tanner. Mr. Tanner is also a professor at Loyola University, currently on sabbatical and touring the east meeting and interacting with preservationists, remodelers and home owners on their insights and experiences. More information at: houselove.org Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington.
A panel discussion with screening of clips, geared toward filmmakers as well as the general public, looks at many aspects of repurposing footage for new uses. With Alice Apley, Executive Director of Documentary Educational Resources (co-sponsor of the symposium), filmmaker Caroline Martel, an internationally renowned award-winning documentary artist (Phantom Of The Operator, Wavemakers), Sandra Forman, entertainment lawyer (Eyes on the Prize), Rick Prelinger and Adrian Wood. As part of the symposium VTIFF is excited to launch the GVM – Second Time Around initiative, announcing seed money for restoring and digitizing older Vermont-made films. Part of the Vermont International Film Festival .
Money, patience and courage are no longer necessities for filmmakers choosing to work with archives. While it can still be a struggle to access archival material, vast resources are now freely available for viewing (and often, reuse). But freedom brings new challenges. How can career mediamakers thrive in an age of mass authorship and distributed creativity? What emerging modes of archival work offer the greatest promise? And how can we best use archival material to make works that plumb moving image history so as to propel it forward? Rick Prelinger explores these and other issues in an image-rich talk that includes audience discussion. Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer and filmmaker, founded Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years’ operation. Part of the Vermont International Film Festival with sponsorship by UVM Burack Distinguished Lecture Series.
Members of the Sudanese community living in Vermont speak about the Campaign for a United Abyei with South Sudan. Panelists are, Isaac Kuek; James Ajith; Telar Telar; Chol Dhoor; Peter Keny, Secretary of Sudanese Community living in VT and Emmanual Mayom, Chairman of Sudanese Community living in Vermont.