Saturday, June 06, 2009

San Francisco 8 News Update: Richard Brown Interview on Domestic Torture

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An update with the Block Report on preliminary hearings in the San Francisco 8 case, as more evidence surfaces of torture tactics used against the defendants. Richard Brown is interviewed by JR.

Hi Everyone,

A huge thank you for all of your help and for being so generous with your time last week in order to help me and my students on this film project and to support Richard and the rest of the SF 8. FYI, we screened the film to an audience in our theatre last Saturday between two other documentary films; "Juvies" about minors being tried as adults in CA, and "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" about the misogyny, violence and homophobia present in hip-hop.

Here are the links to YouTube. The film is in two parts:

The student filmmakers served on a panel after the screening and answered a variety of questions from the audience. Many people present were not aware of the case and the students did a great job of summarizing the issues and invited folks to the protest and to come to court.

There are also thank you cards from the students and DVD copies of the film on the way to your respective mailboxes soon. A few of them are going to be attending the hearing during the week, as will I.

Again, I have much gratitude for each of you. This project came together in such a way I can only assume it was meant to happen. If you feel the film has merit beyond this small group, please feel free!

In Struggle,

Giselle Chow
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Dept.
Lick-Wilmerding High School
755 Ocean Avenue
SF, CA 94112
Please support these brothers by sending a donation. Make checks payable to CDHR/Agape and mail to the address below or donate on line:

Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR)
PO Box 90221
Pasadena, CA 91109
(415) 226-1120

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