IDFA Meets Patta

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    • 6 november 2020
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    IDFA Meets is an event series programmed for a new generation of documentary film lovers. Taking place both during the festival and throughout the year, IDFA Meets is curated in collaboration with different partners throughout the city. On Saturday, November 28, we're Joined by Patta for a screening of Dope is Death.

    In this special event, together with Patta we reflect on the fascinating story of Dope Is Death, which recounts an unexpected connection between acupuncture and the Black Panther movement. After a screening of the film, we pose the questions, how does self-care and pride in one’s community play a role in grassroots activism? And how can we understand the mechanisms of drug addiction and the role of mental health support as a tool to overcome oppression?

    Our panel will consist of Lee Stuart (Patta), Mia Donovan (Director of Dope Is Death), Mitchell Esajas (The Black Archives) and Wouter Pocornie (urban planner/architect) about breaking boundaries to create value for your community.

    Special act by Ray Fuego.

    Practical info

    Date: Saturday, November 28
    Time: 20:00
    Ticket: €7,00

    This event will be in English.

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    Dope is Death

    The story of Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of rapper Tupac Shakur, combines controversial political activism with the struggle for civil rights in America. A member of the Black Panthers, he stood up for people living in poverty in New York’s South Bronx in the early 1970s. Working together with the Young Lords, these organizations started various welfare programs for African American, Puerto Rican and Latino children, and fought for free healthcare. After occupying Lincoln Hospital in 1970, they established a ground-breaking clinic there where drug addicts were treated with acupuncture.

    Interviews with key figures from the late 1960s to early 1980s are richly illustrated with archive footage. We also see how Shakur attracted the attention of the FBI as a result of his political activities. In 1988 he was convicted of involvement in the armed robbery of an armored car by the Black Liberation Army and is currently still serving his prison sentence.

    Dope is Death

    Moderator: Fatima Warsame

    Fatima Warsame (1994) is a true all-rounder: journalist, columnist, editor and presenter. After obtaining her Bachelor Journalism, she interned at Het Parool and RTL New York. Soon after Fatima worked for FunX as a freelance producer for 5 years. Since then she has written articles for VICE, was responsible for NOS's social media accounts and worked for Yung DWDD, Linda Meiden and Harper’s Bazaar. Fatima made a documentary Breaking Borders, about a LGBTQ refugee and activist Ibrahim Mokdad from Lebanon, and is currently the host of the ‘Late Night Talks’, an online talkshow at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

    IDFA Meets is made possible by VSBfonds, Democracy & Media Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

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