Documentaries, satirical political comedy, music, theater and new art along with provocative conversations focusing on subjects crucial to the decision making process and the preservation of our democracy and constitution.
GOLIATH, Wednesday, August 8th
Told from seven different perspectives, Takeo Rivera’s Goliath tells one young soldier’s war story, from home to the front and back again. Using a poetic landscape inspired by Ntozake Shange, a Greek chorus and spoken word in the style of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry, Goliath is a theatrical meditation on war and masculinity; a glimpse into what we do during times of war and of what it means to love when violence is part of the norm.
This performance of Goliath will feature opening poetry by Warrior Writers NYC and a post-show conversation on critical issues facing Veterans this upcoming election with NYC Veterans & veteran service organizations.
Lioness screening, Thursday, August 9th
Lioness tells the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who became the first women in American history to be sent into direct ground combat. Without sufficient training but with a commitment to serve as needed, these young women ended up fighting in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war. Lioness makes public, for the first time, this hidden history. Screening will be followed by a conversation with directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Visit the IMPACT 2012 Festival page for a listing of all the upcoming events throughout the festival. All events are on a “pay-what-you-will” system, to allow entry for all who would like to attend. In addition, Veterans who show their military ID will receive VIP seating in the theater.
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