As Director Allan Buchman states, “This year’s IMPACT 2012 festival has a necessity and an immediacy—a response shared by many that there is an urgent need to discuss our future.”
Running now through August 26, the IMPACT 2012 Festival consists of documentaries, satirical political comedy, music, theater and new art created by emerging and established artists along with provocative conversations focusing on subjects crucial to the decision making process as we move closer to this year’s election.
Presented by Culture Project, a key part of IMPACT 2012 is its flexibility and ability to respond to changes in the political debate immediately, adding new events every day to challenge those questions. This festival is not for the wary, but for those who want to make the impact and activate the political psyche.
Culture Project’s Mission is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, they aim to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time. Created in 1996, it is a non-profit, SoHo-based theater house known for producing political dramas like “The Exonerated”.
Already, IMPACT 2012 has witnessed some amazing and important highlights since its July 14 launch:
- Jose Vargas leading a powerful Conversation on Immigration
- Political Comedy night featuring Muslim-American comics: Negin Farsad (MTV, Comedy Central), Dean Obeideallah (Comedy Central, ABC) and Sabrina Jalees (Last Comic Standing)
- Pre-release screening of 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film on the war on drugs, “The House I Live In”
- Verbatim Occupy diaries performed by theater group, The Civilians
Events still to come include a performance of “Goliath”, a poetic theatrical retelling of one soldier’s war story; screening of “Miss Representation”, a look into the misguided view of women in the media; a Conversation on Voter Suppression with Isiah Castialla of Alliance for Justice; an evening of short films related to constitutional rights and a Conversation on Foreign Policy lead by Jennifer Robinson, a former legal representative to Wikileaks’ Julian Assage.
WHEN: July 13 – August 26
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