Rosy Simas Photo by Scott Tsuchitani_dsf
Rosy Simas Photo by Scott Tsuchitani_dsf





LAIR is a multidisciplinary performing arts project where artists and audience members can engage in a meaningful dialogue about innovative ideas and experimental work, where artists can reflect on the process of creating progressive art and revolutionary movements while redefining aesthetics and ethics that will decolonize our minds.

For more information visit http://nkdancetheater.com/lair-1/

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EastSide Arts Alliance & NAKA Dance Theater present

LAIR Virtual: Weaving Past & Present – a ceremonial basket in mosaic tile. 

Linda Yamane & Susanne Takehara in conversation.


7 p.m. PDT

Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook Live as the artists speak about the history of the ceremonial baskets and the creation of the mosaic.


STATEMENT FROM LINDA YAMANE, Ohlone Artist and Basketweaver
“In 2012, when I completed this Ohlone ceremonial basket — and another for the Oakland Museum of California — they were the first of their kind to be made in about 250 years. It was my joy and honor to bring their beauty back into the world again.
This basket speaks to the creativity and skill of Ohlone artisans of the past, who transformed sticks and roots, feathers and shells, into remarkable works of art. May this stunning mosaic by Susanne Takehara remind us of Oakland’s first peoples, their resourcefulness, and their thoughtful relationship with the land.”

Statement from Corrina Gould, Traditional Spokesperson Confederated Villages of Lisjan
"Oakland has always been the place of the Ohlone and for thousands of years it was called Huchiun, part of a larger territory that is inclusive of six Bay Area cities. Lisjan/Ohlone continue to live, work, pray and have relationships with our lands and waterways here in one of the many traditional territories where we have an unbroken tie since the beginning of time."
Title: Weaving Past & Present
Medium: Mosaic: ceramic and porcelain tile, glass, abalone shell
Size: 13’ X 12’
Completed: January 2021
Location: Camino 23 Apartments, International Blvd. at 23rd Avenue, Oakland, CA
Original woven basket – Linda Yamane
Mosaic design, tile setting, project management – Susanne Takehara
Custom tiles: Glass pendants – Mariposa Glass & Tile Works/Jesse Medina
Stamped tiles: Carol Bevilacqua
Installation: Breandain Langlois, Chris Langlois, Jesse Medina, Susanne Takehara
Commissioned by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates


Linda Yamane:

Linda Yamane is an Ohlone traditional basketmaker, artist and tribal scholar from the Monterey area. She has spent the past thirty-five years researching and bringing back many of the forgotten arts and technologies of her Rumsen Ohlone ancestors, including basketry.
The basket traditions of the Ohlone—the indigenous peoples of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions, extending from the coast to the edges of the Central Valley—had essentially vanished, the result of missionization and the other cultural impacts that followed. There were no remaining Ohlone basketweavers, and the baskets themselves are rare, with only about two dozen of the old baskets known to exist worldwide.
Studying ethnographic field notes and tapping into the knowledge of contemporary basketweavers who use the same plant materials as the Ohlone, Linda completed her first traditional basket in 1994. It was the first Ohlone basket to be made in over 150 years. Since then, she has completed a total of 24 baskets—roughly doubling the number of Ohlone baskets in the world.


Susanne Takehara:
A community-based artist and founding member of the EastSide Arts Alliance collective, Susanne serves as Facility Operations Director, Live Arts in Resistance co-producer, and theater manager at the EastSide Cultural Center. Susanne, collaborating with Oakland performing artists, initiated an informal EastSide Dance/Theater residency program which offered artists free or low-cost rehearsal and performance space, basic technical and production support. In 2013 when NAKA Dance Theater began working directly with EastSide artists at the Cultural Center, NAKA co-director Jose Navarrete joined the collective and formalized the residency program into an ongoing dance/theater series, Live Arts in Resistance (LAIR).
As a visual artist, Susanne focuses on mosaic and stencil arts and has project managed several public and community art projects in Oakland. She has had the incredible fortune of studying mosaics under artist and instructor, Laurel True of True Mosaics.
EastSide Mosaics, a project of EastSide Arts Alliance, formed in the summer of 2010 during the completion phase of their first project, the façade of the EastSide Cultural Center. Lead artists and tile setters were: Susanne Takehara and Xochitl Guerrero.

LIVE ARTS IN RESISTANCE (LAIR) is a dynamic series of live and virtual performances, artist residencies, and community town halls to address racial inequity and white supremacy in popular culture. Collectively, we contribute to a new cultural consciousness of self-determination and indigenous knowledge as integral to our resistance to systemic oppression and imperialism.
LAIR includes dance, theater, poetry and interdisciplinary performances, curated by socially-conscious artists. Together we push the boundaries of our practices and contemplate our role and responsibility in connecting the many struggles of our respective communities both locally and globally.
We reiterate Malcolm X’s words that “Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle”, to magnify our struggle, giving wings to our imagination and finding new ways to speak our truth.

EastSide Arts Alliance is an organization of Third World artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color committed to working in the San Antonio and other Oakland neighborhoods to support a creative environment that improves the quality of life for our communities and advocates for progressive, systemic social change. www.eastsideartsalliance.org

NAKA Dance Theater (founded in 2001) creates experimental performance works using dance, storytelling, multimedia installations and site-specific environments. NAKA builds partnerships with communities, engages people's histories and folklore and expresses experiences through accessible performances that challenge the viewer to think critically about social justice issues. NAKA brings together and creates rapport among diverse populations, encouraging dialogue and civic participation. www.nakadancetheater.com


EastSide Arts Alliance, NAKA Dance Theater, and Amara T. Smith Present...

LAIR: back and FORTH / Jennifer Johns



Facebook Live


Jennifer Johns is a powerhouse, vocalist, songwriter, producer, activist, and entrepreneur who creates sounds, experiences, and products that are sure to stir your soul, inspire your mind and move your body.  
Ms. Johns has taken her brand of “afro-diasporic world music” all over the globe, rocking stages from Denver to Dusseldorf, Los Angeles to London, Kuala Lumpur to Kampala. Jennifer has shared line ups with some of the best in the business including the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def, Capelton, Ziggy Marley, Gil Scott Heron, Wyclef, Les Nubian, De La Soul, and Common to name just a few.  
Jennifer’s journey as a recording artist began in 2004 with the underground success of her first album, HeavyElectroMagneticSoularPoeticJungleHop. Songs like the title track “Heavy” with its accompanying artfully futuristic video, broke through the national and international underground soul and hip hop scene making Jennifer a notable force in her field.  
In 2008, Jennifer shifted her attention from the entertainment industry to leveraging her art for social movements. Immediately she began to find herself sharing stages with thought leaders like Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith, Van Jones, Phaedra Ellis-Lampkins, Malkiya Cyril, Dr. Shawn Ginwright, and more. Her brand of soul-inspiring sounds has landed her gigs at The Kennedy Center, The Apollo, and on stage for both NFL World Bowl and The NFL Hall of Fame.  
Over the last 8 years, Jennifer has also become a Green For All Fellow, a BoldFood Fellow, Artist in Residence at Food First, the First Artist in Residence at Langston Hughes Center for Performing Arts Institute, and a Montalvo Performing Arts Guest Fellow.  
In February of 2016, Jennifer began a journey called The F.U.N. Manifesto to ask people about their ideas of freedom. What was meant to be a three-week trip became a 10-month odyssey that ultimately produced Jennifer’s first official release in nearly 10 years, AZANIA.  
While in most circles Jennifer is best known as a musician and activist, in the last 5 years since returning from Soth Africa, Jenn has explored more creative ways of being through performance installations and visual arts. In the summer of 2018, Jennifer presented Liv: A Ritual for Humanity at Montalvo’s Art on The Grounds where she simulated a citizen’s and ancestor’s arrest of a police officer. In the fall of 2019, she wrote poetry, story, and songs for reD:zONE a ritual and choreopoem. A stage performance on transmuting sexual trauma into the awareness of one's own divine power and joy. Produced by Kendra Barnes of K-Star Productions at Oakland’s historic Malonga Casquelourd Center. In the winter of 2020 Jenn presented Good Medicine at Zoo Labs, a series of images or "super -doodles", as Jenn likes to call them, accompanied by 3 songs produced by Kev Choice and vocals by Jenn. In the fall of 2020, Jenn collaborated again with Kendra Barnes and K Star Productions for a video installation featuring Movement by KKDE and music/story by Jenn under the working title Resilience in Joy. 
In the months to come, you will see more of Jenn's work through The F.U.N. Manifesto portal a place for Jenn's supporters to get to know one another. "After returning to cities year after year for shows, I began to realize that right in front of me was a little bit of everything a community needs to thrive- from bankers to teachers to developers to arts to students and though they lived in the same communities they didn't know one another. Music has the unique ability to bring diverse and sometimes divergent groups together in a way that when used well can change the world". Says Johns. Inspired by the ideals of groups like the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley, Jenn is building an online market


EastSide Arts Alliance, NAKA Dance Theater, and Amara T. Smith Present...

LAIR: back and FORTH / Zakiya Harris



Facebook Live


Cultural architect and sh8peshifter

Zakiya Harris, affectionately known as Sh8peshifter, is a woman charting her own path in life. A Cultural Architect, she has over 2 decades of experience working at the intersections of Art, Education and Spiritual Entrepreneurship. Zakiya is the co-founder of nationally recognized projects Impact Hub Oakland, The Black Permaculture Network, Hack the Hood and a Culture Bank West Oakland Fellow. Currently, she serves as the Business Navigator for ArtsWeb, a decentralized community that connects community-based artists with business service providers. Zakiya is a published author and intuitive life coach on a mission to midwife purpose driven women from stagnation to activation through creativity and wellness. As a successful performance artist, she has released two EP’s and is also the company member of Ase Dance Theater Collective and House Full of Black Women. Awards and recognitions include the Ella Baker Center Future Leaders Award and YBCA 100. In 2019, she traveled to Osogbo, Nigeria where she became initiated as a priest of Oya in the West African Spiritual tradition of Isese. In her spare time, you can find her near a body of water, reading Octavia Butler, cooking with her 15 year old daughter.


EastSide Arts Alliance, NAKA Dance Theater, and Amara T. Smith Present...

LAIR: back and FORTH / brontë velez

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021 


Facebook Live


Transdisciplinary artist
brontë velez

brontë’s work and rest is guided by the call that “black wellness is the antithesis to state violence” (Mark Anthony Johnson). as a black-latinx transdisciplinary artist, designer, trickster, educator and wakeworker, their eco-social art praxis lives at the intersections of black feminist placemaking & prophetic community traditions, environmental justice, and death doulaship.

they embody this commitment of attending to black health/imagination, commemorative justice and hospicing systems of oppression through serving as creative director for Lead to Life design collective, educator for ancestral arts skills and nature-connection school Weaving Earth, and quotidian black queer lifemaking ever-committed to humor & liberation, ever-marked by grief at the distance made between us and all of life.

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EastSide Arts Alliance, NAKA Dance Theater, and Amara T. Smith Present...

LAIR: back and FORTH / Nicia De'Lovely

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021 at 7 PM PST


Facebook Live


Oakland, CA native Nicia De'Lovely is an acclaimed published poet, creative, multifaceted artist, anti child-molestation/CSEC advocate, community servant and spirited survivor. She creates provocative survivor-based performances for education and healing of sexual traumas and other offenses committed against our marginalized populace under the production name, "Nicia De'Lovely Presents." In 2019 her provocative one-woman debut show, GET UNCOMFORTABLE, earned her a Best of the San Francisco Fringe Award. 

Since 2004 Nicia has sown compassion throughout the Bay Area by holding healing gatherings and reciting at women shelters, community centers, places of worship, grade school campuses and universities. As a former event coordinator for Sony Ent., she lends her skills to non-profit fundraisers, while continuing to host her own empowering community events throughout the year. Her once monthly Pad-bag Pop-up has become an anticipated event, where she invites community to join her in passing out toiletries to our displaced sisters.

In 2018, Nicia was called by her mentor Regina Evans to participate in a significant project designing a healing wall for Conjure and Mend, a safe haven for survivors and Abolitionists of CSEC, co-owned by Amara Tabor-Smith. The experience further nurtured Nicia’s enthusiasm for using multiple textures to create mesmerizing altars and backdrops. Since then, she has added textile artist and scenic designer to her portfolio, with work appearing in local premier productions.


East Side Arts Alliance presents..

LAIR Virtual:You Are Beloved Mural Reception


6:30-7:30 PM PST 

Facebook Live

EastSide community! Join us for a virtual reception on January 12th at 7 pm, honoring the latest mural "You are Beloved" painted by great local graffiteras and muralistas: Cece Carpio, Leslie Lopez, Priya Handa, Frankie Gámez, Angelica Lopez, Inbal Rubin, and Sarai. "You are Beloved," the mural, is part of The Project Sarai Mural and Beloved: An Insistence, led by Regina Evans and Amara Tabor Smith in collaboration with EastSide Arts Alliance.

We believe that art can be healing and transformative when the intention is clear. The Project Sarai Mural and Beloved: An Insistence are part of an ongoing commitment by artists, spiritual warriors, activists and abolitionists working together to end the culture of misogyny, child abuse, sexual violence and rape in our communities; and repair our collective humanity.

EastSide Arts Alliance uses arts and culture as a way to build community power and self-determination. We have been serving our neighborhood for over 20 years. We now have a third generation coming to our cultural center. We are dedicated to building deep connections between and among working class & low-income communities of color, communities whose histories, stories and cultures are actively erased from mainstream narratives. Through year-round programming at our cultural center and other public spaces in East Oakland, EastSide provides an example of how progressive artwork and the growing traditions of cultural offerings offer a creative framework for community solidarity and inclusivity. 

Mural photo: Mark Lilly; Mural detail photos: Joe Keefe 


This event will be streamed live on Facebook!


IIFL-UNAM via NAKA Dance Theater and EastSide Arts Alliance present:

"Mexicans, Palestinians and Sahrawis: on the same side of different walls".
Film-series and discussion with directors.

 DEC 9 

Wednesdays from 5-8pm Mexico City Time

3-6pm Pacific Time

"Of migrants and clay"

A conversation with Édgar Álvarez (Colombia)



Artist Édgar Álvarez decided to combat social indifference to the phenomenon of migrants and refugees with plasticine. Sensitive and expressive work reveals human vulnerability and calls for the responsibility that promises some humanity. The exhibition “Mexicans, Palestinians, and Sahrawis: on the same side of different walls” can express reverent gestures against the walls through the plasticine figures of refugee and migrant children and adults.


IIFL-UNAM via NAKA Dance Theater and EastSide Arts Alliance present:

"Mexicans, Palestinians and Sahrawis: on the same side of different walls".

Film-series and discussion with directors.

DEC 2 

“Latidos de mina. Free Paths Maker ”

(Western Sahara 2019, 26 min.)

Director: Isidro López-Aparicio (iLA)
Participants: Isidro López-Aparicio (iLA) and the SADR ( Sahrawi-Árab Democrátic Republic) ambassador in Mexico Mojtar Leboihi Emboiric

This documentary tackles the injustice and pain caused by antipersonnel-mines and asks for the urgent need to create a protocol of demining and signing by all the countries involved. 
The film begins during 24 hours of isolation of the author into a hole in the middle of the desert in order to generate the necessary empathy towards the Saharawi community, which serves as a first step in the progressive approach to the reality of antipersonnel-mines’ victims and their daily lives. In this way, the complaints and desires of the community become verbalized. Besides, the author makes interviews, listens, shares, and designs a device to explode the mines. It is created from the Melphas (Saharawi women’s suits), which serve as the candle that moves the wheels that (helped by phosphate) map the way with the word FREE and end up exploding the mine while showing the inhuman damage they provoke. 
A call to the signing of an urgent demining protocol.


NAKA Dance TheaterSan Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and East Side Arts Alliance presents..

LAIR Virtual: Featuring Victor Torres


6:30-7:30 PM PDT 

Facebook Live

LiveArts in Resistance (LAIR) Virtual **Ancestral Knowledge, Art and Resistance** Featuring Victor Torres

In this time of COVID and amidst powerful calls for racial justice, EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater are launching a series of 5 presentations in collaboration with World Arts West.


On November 17th 2020, join us for a conversation between Anne Huang, Executive Director of World Arts West and Victor Torres. Dr. Victor Torres, Ph.D., is a full Professor in the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno. He is currently director of Fresno State’s Los Danzantes de Aztlán Mexican dance program, one of the Central Valley’s most established and accomplished programs. Under his direction, the program has earned top awards in Binational (US-Mexico) and national competitions. The group has made three recent appearances in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. 


Dr. Torres is also on the Board of Directors of the Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos (ANGF), serving as Vice-President and Parliamentarian. He is the founder of the annual Festival de Los Danzantes folklórico conference, the annual Cal State Folklórico show (which features various California State University groups), and the High School Folklórico Summit. Dr. Torres is also a member of the Danzantes del Valle Advisory Committee for Arte Americas–Fresno’s major Latino cultural center.


This event will be streamed live on Facebook!

Sign Language interpretation by Christine Nakahara and Juan Ramirez.


NAKA Dance TheaterSan Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and East Side Arts Alliance presents..

LAIR Virtual: Featuring Kiazi Malonga


7:30-8:30 PM PDT 

Facebook Live

LiveArts in Resistance (LAIR) Virtual **Ancestral Knowledge, Art and Resistance** Featuring Kiazi Malonga

In this time of COVID and amidst powerful calls for racial justice, EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater are launching a series of 5 presentations in collaboration with World Arts West.


On November 3, 2020, join us for a conversation between Anne Huang, Executive Director of World Arts West and Kiazi Malonga. Kiazi Malonga is a second-generation Congolese American born into a family of artists. He was first introduced to the ngoma at the age of two by his father, Malonga Casquelourd, who was a world-renowned traditional artist from Congo Brazzaville. Casquelourd traveled to the US in 1972 and shortly after, began to build his empire in traditional arts in the US. It was in this setting that Kiazi was trained and learned about his Congolese cultural heritage.

Kiazi became the lead drummer of Fua Dia Congo at 16 and began teaching at that age as well. He has taught and performed in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, Europe and Africa. Kiazi currently teaches Congolese traditional music and dance in Oakland.


This event will be streamed live on Facebook!

Sign Language interpretation by Christine Nakahara and Eboni Gaytan.


East Side Arts Alliance, NAKA and the Okinawa Association of America's Afro-Okinawan Dialogues Series presents...

Ariko Ikehara: Community Mapping at Okinawa's Koza Crossroads


7-8:30 PM PDT

This is an online event

Join us for a conversation with Ariko Ikehara with William Roper and Shō Tanaka. 

ASL interpreted by Christine Nakahara and Eboni Gaytan.

Ariko will speak about MiXtopia, a community research center that lies at the heart of Teruya, formerly known as the Black District in central Okinawa. Representing Koza’s Crossroads or the coming together of many communities, the center is currently conducting a community mapping project that works to document the everyday life of Okinawans who not only survive but thrived in the district, which includes the market, the business, and the bar and entertainment, as one intersecting border that brought together Okinawans, Black Soldiers, and multi-ethnic and national communities in the aftermath of the Pacific War. Join us for a conversation with the founder and director of MiXtopia Ariko Ikehara as she speaks with Los Angeles based musician William Roper about what MiXtopia means to her and how she intends to use art as a decolonial and performance art/life method to represent MiXtory (history, story, mystery) of the way we think about research. This talk is co-sponsored as part of the EastSide Arts Alliance / NAKA Dance Theater’s Live Arts Resistance series (Oakland) and the Afro-Okinawan Dialogue Series created by the Okinawa Association of America (Los Angeles).


Ariko S. Ikehara is a Director at Koza X MiXtopia Research Center in Okinawa. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Osaka University (2017_19), and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Gender and Women Studies at UC Berkeley (2016). Her peer-reviewed published works are “Champurū Text: Postwar Okinawan Writing,” Beyond American Occupation: Race and Agency in Okinawa, 1945-2015. Lexington Press. 2017., and “Third Space as Decolonial Con/Text: Okinawa’s American Champurū.” Transnational Asia: An Online Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 1-1. Fall, 2016. Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University. She is currently working on a book manuscript working-title ‘‘Okinawa’s MiXtopia: Teruya Soul MiXtory”, which is a choreographic study of a place known as the black district that existed during the American occupation on Okinawa. Her forthcoming essay “Sketches of Teruya: MiXtory of Place” will be published in The Avery Review, a project of the Office of Publications at the Columbia University Graduate Schools of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

William Roper is a multi-disciplinary artist residing in Los Angeles. His primary foci are music composition, music performance and improvisation, and the visual arts. He performs on instruments in the low brass family, several ethnic aerophones and instruments of his own design. He creates works that merge music, theatre, extemporaneous spoken word and the visual arts. His works explore histories of place, ethnic and cultural groups, and self-history. William studied at CSU Northridge, Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie-Mellon Reserve University. As a musician, his experience ranges from symphonic music to free improvisation. He has performed or recorded with artists such as Gustavo Dudamel, Elton John, Wadada Leo Smith and Yusef Lateef. He has toured Japan, Europe, and the two Americas, as soloist and ensemble musician. He is represented on motion picture soundtracks and 60+ recordings, twelve as leader. He has fulfilled commissions from music and dance ensembles. He has been resident artist at institutions domestically, in Germany and Japan. His visual art has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. He has received awards from the NEA, California Arts Council, L.A. Dept of Cultural Affairs and others. 

Shō Tanaka is a Yonsei writer and wanderer. His grandmother’s family(⼭城)immigrated to the Los Angeles area from Taminato, a village in the Yanbaru rainforest in northern Okinawa. His grandfather’s family(⽥中)emigrated from Buzen Shoe, Fukuoka to Tlingit territory settling in Juneau, Alaska. He believes that through sharing food and story we can work to heal legacies of violence that have accumulated within our collective body, mind, and spirit. Currently Shō resides on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Territory (Victoria, British Columbia) but his ancestral homeland lies somewhere in the depths of amerikkka.


NAKA Dance TheaterSan Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and East Side Arts Alliance presents..

LAIR Virtual: Featuring Alleluia Panis


6:30-7:30 PM PDT 

Facebook Live

LiveArts in Resistance (LAIR) Virtual**Ancestral Knowledge, Art and Resistance**  Featuring Alleluia Panis

In this time of COVID and amidst powerful calls for racial justice, EastSide Arts Alliance and NAKA Dance Theater have launched a series of 5 presentations in collaboration with World Arts West.


On October 20, 2020, join us for a conversation between Anne Huang, Executive Director of World Arts West and Alleluia Panis. Alleluia Panis is an American Pilipino director, choreographer, and non-profit arts leader. She has created over twenty full-length dance theater works that have been presented on stages in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Artistic Legacy Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2017 and the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Commission for Choreographers for her 2019-2021 dance and film project, ‘In the Belly of the Eagle’. Alleluia is a recipient of the 2021-23 Hewlett 50 Art Commission for Choreography.


Panis is the Artistic and Executive Director of Kularts, the nation’s premiere presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts. Her dance film, ‘She, Who Can See’ was officially selected and screened at the 2018 CAAMFest formerly known as the SF Asian American International Film Festival. She served as a member of National Performance Network’s Artists Committee, and as a board member of Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Brava! For Women in the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and Dance Bay Area. She’s an active member of San Francisco’s SOMA Pilipinas, Filipino Cultural Heritage District.


This event will be streamed live on Facebook.

Sign Language interpretation by Christine Nakahara and MJ Jones.


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IIFL-UNAM via NAKA Dance Theater and EastSide Arts Alliance present:

"Mexicans, Palestinians and Sahrawis: on the same side of different walls"
Film-series and discussion with directors.

NOV 18 & NOV 25


November 18: Over the Wall / Sobre el Muro (El Colef, México, 2019, 28 min.)

Director: Luis Mercado
Executive producer and original idea: Alberto Hernández.
Participants: Alberto Hernández, Luis Mercado, Marina Viruete and Olivia Ruiz.

Based on the documentary Over the Wall / Sobre el Muro (El Colef, 2019), this text discusses some social effects from the transformations of the barriers and divisions that have demarcated the border of the states of California in the United States and Baja California in Mexico, until the construction of fences and border walls promoted by the last four US federal administrations. Based on interviews with specialists in migration and borders, residents, and an investigation of files and documents around the wall and its effects on the Tijuana-San Diego border, this documentary captures periods of change and border reinforcement by the United States, as well as the recent situation with the arrival of new migratory flows such as the caravans of Central American migrants to Tijuana and the challenges for this border.


November 25: "The Lab" - The Laboratory (Belgium, France, Israel, 2013, 58 min.)

Director: Yotam Feldman
Participants: Yotam Feldman and Federico Donner (translator)

Since 9/11, the Israeli arms industries are doing bigger business than ever before. Large Israeli companies develop and test the vessels of future warfare, which is then sold worldwide by private Israeli agents, who manipulate a network of Israeli politicians and army commanders, while Israeli theoreticians explain to various foreign countries how to defeat civil and para-military resistance. All based on the extensive Israeli experience.
The film reveals The Lab, which has transformed the Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank from a burden to a marketable, highly profitable, national asset.


Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, UNAM en auspicio con NAKA Dance Theater y Eastside Arts Alliance Presentan: 

Ciclo de cine-debate con directores y conversatorio: “Mexicanos, palestinos y saharauis: del mismo lado de muros diferentes”
El Proyecto PAPIIT IN 401119 “Heteronomías de la justicia: territorialidades nómadas” 

Los Miércoles de 17 a 20 hrs. Hora de CDMX. Plataforma del IIFL via NAKA Dance Theater Facebook y EastSide Arts Alliance facebook, hora del pacifico 3 a 6 pm. 


Película Over the Wall/Sobre el Muro (El Colef, México, 2019, 28 min.)

Realizador: Luis Mercado
Productor ejecutivo e idea original: Alberto Hernández
Participan: Alberto Hernández, Luis Mercado, Marina Viruete y Olivia Ruiz.
Basado en el documental Over the Wall/Sobre el muro (El Colef, 2019), el presente texto discute algunos efectos sociales a partir de las transformaciones de las barreras y divisiones que han demarcado el límite fronterizo de los estados de California, Estados Unidos y Baja California, México, hasta la construcción de cercas y muros fronterizos impulsados por las últimas cuatro administraciones federales estadounidenses. A partir de entrevistas con especialistas en migración y fronteras, residentes, y una labor de investigación de archivos y documentos en torno al muro y sus efectos en la frontera Tijuana-San Diego, este documental captura periodos de cambio y reforzamiento fronterizo por parte de Estados Unidos, así como la coyuntura reciente con la llegada de nuevos flujos migratorios como las caravanas de migrantes centroamericanos a Tijuana y los retos para esta frontera.


Pelicula: “The Lab” - El laboratorio (Bélgica, Francia, Israel, 2013, 58 min.)

Realizador: Yotam Feldman
Participan: Yotam Feldman y Federico Donner (traductor) 
Desde el 2001 del 11 de septiembre, las industrias de armas israelíes están haciendo negocios más grandes que nunca. Grandes empresas israelíes desarrollan y prueban los buques de la guerra futura, que luego es vendido en todo el mundo por agentes israelíes privados, que manipulan una red de políticos israelíes y comandantes del ejército, mientras que los teóricos israelíes explican a varios países extranjeros cómo derrotar la resistencia civil y paramilitar. . Todo basado en la amplia experiencia israelí.
La película revela The Lab, que ha transformado la ocupación militar israelí de Gaza y Cisjordania de una carga a un activo nacional comercializable y altamente rentable.

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