Welcome!

Open Source Cloud Authors: Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui, William Schmarzo, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

DOC Film Institute at San Francisco State University Presents Film Festival "Witness To War: Documentary Perspectives: World War II To Iraq" on March 1-4, 2007

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Kim Novik Preview New WWII Documentary, "THE WAR," at the Castro Theatre on March 1 and the Premier The

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/16/07 -- The DOC Film Institute at San Francisco State University, a project of the International Center for the Arts, presents a sneak preview of "THE WAR," a film by Ken Burns and Kim Novik, as part of its mostly free four-day festival, "Witness to War: Documentary Perspectives: World War II to Iraq," on March 1-4, 2007 at the Castro Theatre, the Premier Theater at the Letterman Digital Arts Center and the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium. "Witness to War" honors the legacy of documentaries on war, tracing a period from World War II to the present day Iraq War. In addition to Burns and Novik's film on World War II, the festival features the works of legendary filmmakers Humphrey Jennings ("Listen to Britain," "A Diary for Timothy" and "Fires Were Started"), Sergei Loznitsa ("Blockade"), Bertrand Tavernier ("The Undeclared War") and James Longley ("Iraq in Fragments," nominated for a 2006 Academy Award).

On March 1, the DOC Film Institute and KQED present a 90-minute compilation of Burns and Novik's 14-hour, seven-part documentary, "THE WAR," at 7:00 p.m. at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco. "THE WAR" focuses on the stories of American citizens from four geographically distributed and quintessentially American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the small farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. The film is followed by a conversation with Burns and author Thomas Sanchez. Tickets are $15 general, $12 for students and KQED members (KQED discount by phone only) and are available in advance through City Box Office at 415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com. On March 2, Burns introduces and presents two-hour Part One of "THE WAR" at 7:30 p.m. at the Premier Theater at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, San Francisco. The filmmaker will be in attendance and answering audience questions. Tickets are $15 general, $10 students and can be purchased through TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com. All other screenings on March 3-4 at the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium are free.

OTHER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

A Tribute to Humphrey Jennings (1907-1950)

Saturday, March 3 at Noon at the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium

Author David Thomson ("Dictionary of Film") introduces three documentaries by one of the most important figures in the celebrated British Documentary film movement, Humphrey Jennings. Jennings' films show the concerns and conditions of the United Kingdom during World War II. Three films are presented on March 3, including "Listen to Britain," "A Diary for Timothy" and "Fires Were Started (a.k.a. I Was a Fireman)." As a filmmaker, Jennings captured the thoughts and experiences of regular British citizens during wartime and often showed ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

In "Listen to Britain," Jennings edits and assembles everyday images of English life during World War II. The film allows the sounds of daily wartime life to narrate the story in this innovative and poetic documentary from 1942. In "A Diary for Timothy" (1944), baby Timothy James Jenkins is born on September 3, 1944, nearly at the end of the war. The film examines the child's future and the future of England post-World War II. In Jennings' 1943 film, "Fires Were Started (a.k.a. I Was A Fireman)," he follows eight firemen in Britain's Auxiliary Fire Service during a 24-hour period during the blitz in London. The only feature length film that Jennings ever made, "Fires Were Started" shows the men fighting a blaze threatening to destroy an ammunition ship at anchor by the wharf. The film blurs the lines between fiction and documentary and uses groundbreaking montage techniques.

900-Day Siege of Leningrad Documented in "Blockade" (2005) by Sergei Loznitsa

Saturday, March 3 at 3:45 p.m. at the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium

The siege of Leningrad was the longest of World War II, spanning 900 days from September 1941 to January 1944. When Hitler barricaded access to the Soviet city of three million people, estimates of the number of residents who died from starvation, disease or cold range from 641,000 to 800,000. Comprised solely of rarely seen footage found in Soviet film archives by director Sergei Loznitsa, "Blockade" (2005) vividly re-creates those momentous events, featuring a meticulously reconstructed soundtrack added to the original black-and-white footage.

Bertrand Tavernier's "The Undeclared War" Explores the 1954-1962 Algerian War for the First Time

Sunday, March 4 at Noon at the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium

Nearly three million French combatants were involved in the 1954-1962 Algerian War, which was never officially declared a war by the French government. Thirty years later, director Bertrand Tavernier pieced together "The Undeclared War" (1992) out of 50 hours of footage shot in Grenoble, France, the venue of one of the two largest anti-war riots in the 1950's. The film focuses on the testimonies of 28 veterans and their wives, some speaking about their memories for the very first time, to convey the war's devastating impact.

"Iraq in Fragments" Nominated for 2006 Academy Award Documentary

Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. at the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium

In 2003 after the U.S.-led invasion, Seattle filmmaker James Longley, sneaked across the Iraq border from Egypt without a visa or proper permission. Over the next two years, Longley filmed over 300 hours of material to create the documentary, "Iraq in Fragments," exploring the lives of ordinary Iraqis. The three-part film focuses on one story for each major ethnic group in Iraq, showing the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the film was recently nominated for a 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Film.

ABOUT "WITNESS TO WAR" FILM FESTIVAL

Presented by the DOC Film Institute, a project of the International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University, "Witness to War: Documentary Perspectives: World War II to Iraq" honors the legacy of documentaries on war, tracing a period from World War II to the present day Iraq War. For more information, locations and a complete schedule of film screenings, please visit http://ica.sfsu.edu.

ABOUT "WITNESS TO WAR" PROGRAM AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

"Witness to War" is an exploration of the war experience through documentary film and visual arts presented by San Francisco State University's International Center for the Arts. The "Witness to War" film festival takes place on March 1-4, 2007, and honors the legacy of documentaries on war, tracing a period from World War II to the present day Iraq War. The event pays tribute to renowned filmmakers Ken Burns and Kim Novik and features Part One of the new documentary, "THE WAR." The "Witness to War" program continues to explore the war experience with a contemporary art exhibition about the American war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia at San Francisco State University's Fine Arts Gallery from February 17 - March 15, 2007.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University celebrates the world's most innovative art and artists. San Francisco State University alumni George and Judy Marcus donated $3 million to create the International Center for the Arts in 2005. The International Center for the Arts focuses on documentary films with its DOC Film Institute, on visual arts with a Biennial Visual Arts Exhibition and on international arts and artists with an International Celebration of the Arts. The International Center for the Arts also presents George and Judy Marcus Prizes: awards for artistic excellence and lifetime achievement in the arts.

CONTACTS:
Jennifer Parson
415-377-3158
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...