Program 38 - 'Reykjavik Rising: Iceland's Untold Uprising', 'Solidarity' at Penn South

  • Penn South 343 8th Avenue New York, NY, 10001 United States

Reykjavik Rising: Iceland's Untold Uprising - In 2008, Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what has been called the “Pots and Pans Revolution”, forcing their government to resign. (2015, 55 min)

Bullies - This fascinating and disturbing animation from the Corporate Campaign veterans, who fought hard to let the world know about the nasty anti-labor practices of Coca-Cola, tells the story of the Real Estate Board of NY and how they manipulate the high rents in the city, as well as siphon tax credits meant for affordable housing into other uses and not more affordable apartments. The film also claims that the REBNY has been instrumental in the explosion of non-union building and construction, much of which has led to unnecessary construction worker deaths due to negligence and lack of safety standards on a union job. (2017, 5 min)

Solidarity - An intimate portrait of two undocumented immigrants in LA, it has screened in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, a BAFTA U.S. Student Film Awards Finalist, and has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kodak Student Film Scholarship. Two undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles, dealing with loss, unknowingly become connected in a mysterious and profound way. (2013, 21 min)

Where's the Fire Engine, Daddy? - Parody on the perils of modern bureaucracy and the privatization of public services in the U.K. (2016, 7 min)

Free WiFi Kiosks in Brooklyn Are Raising Concerns Among the Cyber Expert Community - LINK NYC is providing stations throughout the city that charge phones and provide wi-fi access, all for free.  Cyber activists, tech professionals, and even community members have concerns about the new kiosks, however.  A major consideration is whether personal data will be collected and sold to businesses without the consent of the users. LINK NYC has stated that they do not track or store online activity, and will never sell or share personal information unless lawfully required to do so.  (2017, 5 min)

The Better to Spy You With ... - Google's new smart city initiative, LinkNYC, is masquerading as free public WIFI. With the help of grassroots group RethinkLink.nyc, a kiosk comes to life and passerby’s learn of the mass surveillance hidden inside. (2017, 3 min)

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