Screening | Women Documentary & Social Justice Film Series: Two Documentaries
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1 pm
To Wisconsin With Love
To Wisconsin With Love explores the principles behind Anishinabe treaty rights and sustainable forms of harvest, “Both of which have been instrumental in the fight against extractive industries,” Moore said. This film documents resistance to the Penokee Hills mine in Wisconsin. The short documentary is a collaboration between Northland College students and Filmmaker-in-Residence Paulette Moore. In partnership with the Northland College Indigenous Cultures Center.
Paulette Marian Moore is a graduate of Buffalo State College (Journalism, 1986) and has 20 years of experience as a director, producer, writer, photographer, and editor of non-fiction films. Paulette has developed and created works for major U.S. and international cable and broadcast entities and agencies, including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, the World Bank, and the United Nations Refugee Agency. Currently a doctoral student, Paulette is an associate professor of the Practice of Media Arts and Peacebuilding at the Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. She also serves as Digital Media Consultant for the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Searching for Paradise, Dorothea Braemer, Dir. 2016, 30 min
Searching for Paradise is a 30-min. documentary about three pioneering art initiatives in rural Brandenburg, Germany. Sometimes named “space pioneers” for their innovative use of neglected land, the people who are part of these initiatives are, the film argues, important catalysts for cultural innovation and social change. The original meaning of the word paradise is garden. The search for paradise is not so much a search for something new as it is the act of transforming and redefining already existing but often ignored realities and spaces. Searching for Paradise was created in collaboration with the Department of Arts Management at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam, Germany, and has been partially funded by a Fulbright Senior Lecture Award.
Dorothea Braemer has been making films and videos for the past 25 years. Her award-winning work has been widely screened, including on PBS, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and festivals and micro cinemas in the US and abroad. Her work reflects a wide variety of interests,including autobiographical explorations, art, agriculture, activism and social change. Dorothea studied Film and Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, and is the former Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo.