Just three weeks after the World Trade Center fell, we were able to show a variety of films pertaining to those events. We showed films made before the attacks about relative issuessuch as an early 2001 film about women's rights under the Taliban, and a film shot in Iraq during the Gulf Waras well as films made since the attacksincluding critiques of the mainstream media coverage of the events, a film shot at Ground Zero as the buildings came down, and an animated reflection about 9/11. The Rooftop Films Production Collective produced a film about police relations in our neighborhood before and after 9/11. The collective also partially funded Other Dislocations, a film by San Francisco filmmaker Jesse Malings about Arab-American race relations and student protests. The 300 people in attendance were able to see some ideas, opinions, and facts not necessarily presented elsewhere. And we also raised $1,200 for related local and international charitiesthe Tepeyac Association the Feminist Majority's Afghani Women's Project.
We have also sent films and programs to various festivals and cities worldwide, including the DC Underground Film Festival, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and Iwha University in South Korea.
For information about the Rooftop Films productions, including the Filmmaker's Fund and the Production Collective click here.