On Sunday, August 24th we're headed to a screening of the film Call + Response at the IFC Center (323 Ave of the Americas @ W 3rd St). Afterward we'll walk to nearby Sacred Chow (227 Sullivan St bt W 3rd/Bleecker) for a vegetarian meal and discussion about the film.
Please be prepared to:
* Update your RSVP at least 24 hrs in advance (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Since the film starts at 3:20p we're going to head right in - so please arrive by 3:00p!
* Pay for your food/drink
Optional, yet *highly recommended*:
* Buy your ticket in advance from the IFC Center to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. We're heading to the 3:20pm screening on Sunday, .
About the film:
CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2007, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.
Luminaries on the issue such as Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Nicholas Kristof, and many other prominent political and cultural figures offer first hand account of this 21st century trade. Performances from Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists including Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Rocco Deluca move this chilling information into inspiration for stopping it.
Music is part of the movement against human slavery. Dr. Cornel West connects the music of the American slave fields to the popular music we listen to today, and offers this connection as a rallying cry for the modern abolitionist movement currently brewing.