3rd Annual Fist Up Film Festival

“We believe watching a good film can change your life. We believe some films are made to be discussed.”

May 17, 2012

Precious Knowledge

75 min. Dir. Ari Palos. Disenfranchised high school seniors become academic warriors and community leaders in Tucson’s embattled Ethnic Studies classes while state lawmakers attempt to eliminate the program. http://www.preciousknowledgefilm.com/

May 24, 2012


30min. Dir. Sophia Cooper.  From the campuses of Washington DC to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the streets of Oakland, California, immigration policies are transforming the communities we live in. UNDIVIDED is a 30 minute documentary film that shares the stories of three youth activists from varying backgrounds and geographical locations within the United States. http://undividedfilm.com/

Sin País

20min. Theo Rigby. With intimate access and striking imagery, Sin País (Without Country) explores one family’s journey as they are separated by deportation. http://sinpaisfilm.com/

Immigration: Beyond the Headlines

A three-part film series produced by Firelight Media to help communities understand and grapple with immigration in a productive way. The three 10-minute films highlight key issues in the current debate and probe the moral and human dimensions of current immigration policy. http://firelightmedia.tv/

Part I Battleground Arizona

Part II Raid in New Bedford

Part III Guest Workers in the Gulf

May 31, 2012


72 min. Dir. Bernardo Ruiz. In Mexico, investigative journalism can be a life-threatening profession. In Reportero, a veteran reporter and his colleagues at an independent newsweekly defy powerful drug cartels and corrupt officials to continue reporting the news.  http://reporteroproject.com/

All the films have a $6-$10 sliding scale and start at 7:30 pm. After every film there will be a performance, panel or discussion. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Brought to you by the generous support of the James Irvine Foundation, Fistup.tv, La Peña Cultural Center & Clenched Fist Productions. Curated by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi of FistUp.Tv.


About La Peña Blog

This is the official blog of La Peña Cultural Center. With the re-launch of this blog we want to promote a better connection between artist, community and La Peña in the cyber-space. Check out our up and coming events at www.lapena.org/calendar
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