Saturday, March 19, 2011
This documentary was filmed in and around Birmingham, Alabama in conjunction with Jason Wasserman and Jeffrey Clair's four-year ethnographic research, providing a further opportunity to experience the people and issues discussed in their book, At Home on the Street: People, Poverty and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness.
$2 of every full price purchase through the eStore will be donated to the Church of the Reconciler located in Birmingham, Alabama. Also, if you already own the book, you will be entitled to a $5 discount.
American Refugees is a gripping and fast-paced portrait of life on the streets. Maintaining the richness and complexity surrounding the issue of homelessness, Wasserman and Clair offer a film that is academic and artistic in equal measure. The filmmakers cover life on the streets from political conflict to service programs to social justice. Together with their book At Home on the Street, Wasserman and Clair offer new insights into society's broken relationship with those who are homeless, illustrating that even where social programs are designed to help, they often serve only to replicate the oppression at the heart of homelessness in the first place. Interviews with those living on the street, those staying in shelters, police officers, religious leaders, shelter directors, outreach workers, sociologists, city officials, graffiti artists, and radical local activists give the audience a well-rounded look into a difficult issue, all while maintaining an artistic sensibility.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Barker/Jacks/Sizemore trio (aka, DROVES) keep their promise to disappoint the masses by playing zero shows and not finishing their recordings. Lance Hayes (Death or El Dona/Cearo) has been offering his signature guitar licks to the band for a couple of weeks now, and things are moving along at a good pace.
We'll have another update soon for an upcoming DVD release.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Other news: one of our friends from Portland, OR started a new one-man music project called OAK ROT. Facebook = OAK ROT and you can go here for a dark, mysterious MP3.