Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ramona Africa to speak in MA and VT this week

Ramona Africa, original member of the MOVE organization to join discussion with film-makers at “MOVE” film screening, in Turners Falls, MA and Brattleboro, VT

On Friday, October 16th, the 2004 documentary “MOVE”, will be shown at The Brick House in Turners Falls (24 3rd Street) at 7:30 pm. After the film, the event will open to discussion with original MOVE member Ramona Africa along with film-makers Benjamin Garry and Matt Sullivan of Cohort Media, The event will be hosted by Undergrowth Farm as part of their ongoing film series, Movements for Self-Determination.

On Saturday, October 17th, the film will be shown at the Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Start time will be 4:30 pm and the film screening will be followed by discussion with Ramona Africa and the film-makers. The Saturday event is sponsored by Vermont Action for Political Prisoners.

“MOVE” is narrated by world-famous historian Howard Zinn and made its debut at numerous film festivals throughout the United States in 2004. These included the Ann Arbor Film Festival, East Lansing Film Festival, Melbourne Underground, Boston Underground, Atlanta Underground, 5 College Film Festival. The film won at both the 5 College Film Festival and the Boston Underground Film Festival.

“MOVE” discusses in detail the shocking and tragic history of the Philadelphia-based MOVE organization, the violence perpetrated against them by the City of Philadelphia, and the thirty years of ongoing political imprisonment of nine of their members for a murder in which the evidence appears to support their innocence.

Vermont Action for Political Prisoners (VAPP) works for the freedom & amnesty of all U.S. held Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War.

For more information about the Friday event, email gillgarden@riseup.net or call 413-863-9197.

For the Saturday event, contact Jacob Leach (Vermont Action for Political Prisoners) @ 802-275-8133 or

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