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Underground Documentaries @ NIBS are generally screened on the first Tuesday of every month. See below for upcoming screenings.


Underground Docos @ NIBS: We Don't Need a Map
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Underground Docos @ NIBS: We Don't Need a Map

After a short break, Underground Docos @ NIBS is back and we will be screening 'We Don't Need a Map.'

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown.

For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t even a cross - it’s a totem that’s deeply woven into the spiritual and practical lives of Aboriginal people.

One of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film. We Don’t Need a Map asks questions about where the Southern Cross sits in the Australian psyche.

Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.

Tickets are $5 or $2.50 for NIBS members. Book tix online or buy on the door.

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Underground Docos @ NIBS: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Underground Docos @ NIBS: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

With the Election coming up May 18, public housing is an imperative issue to discuss and explore.

Tix not essential.

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is a 2011 documentary film detailing the history of the Pruitt–Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis, Missouri, and the eventual decision to raze the entire complex in 1976.

Chad Freidrichs' The Pruitt-Igoe Myth has two goals:

One is to inform and enhance the ongoing debate over public housing and government welfare programs. The film uses Pruitt-Igoe as a lens through which a larger story about affordable housing and the changing American city can be viewed. It untangles the various arguments about what went wrong in Pruitt-Igoe and dispels the over-simplifications and stereotypes that turned Pruitt-Igoe into a symbol of failure.

Second, the film illustrates how conclusions are dangerously and erroneously drawn when powerful interests control debate.

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Underground Docos @ NIBS - "Screaming Queens"
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Underground Docos @ NIBS - "Screaming Queens"

NIBS is gonna screen underground political documentaries! Yay! Mostly Free. The aim is to do this on the 1st Tuesday of the month. First up we have Screaming Queens.

Documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.

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