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News, The Snitch Darfur Downtown: National Darfur Exhibit to Make Bay Area Debut Wednesday

Darfur Downtown: National Darfur Exhibit to Make Bay Area Debut Wednesday

Okay, deep breath. There are a string of community minded organizations in the following sentence, not to mention the repeated use of the proper names "Bay Area" and "Darfur." Here we go: The SF Bay Area Darfur Coalition is partnering…
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Calendar, Night&Day Climactic Change

Climactic Change

Typical long-range thinking about climate change finds the Earth, at some tipping point in the future, bursting into flame, with everybody on it dying in an apocalyptic freak show produced by Michael Bay. But in the book Forecast: The Consequences…
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News, The Snitch Eggers NYT OpEd: Debate Over Torch Heats Up

Eggers NYT OpEd: Debate Over Torch Heats Up

Local writer and founder of 826 Valencia writing center and pirate store, Dave Eggers, had an op-ed in the New York Times on Sunday concerning the Olympic Torch's trip through SF. It's not about the crackdown on dissenting Tibetans, though.…
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Film, FilmCap

Darfur Now

Can-do pep is the resonant key in Ted Braun's profile of six people, spread across three continents, working to provide relief in western Sudan. Featured are a sheik displaced by internecine warfare, International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a young…
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Film, Save Darfur?

Save Darfur?

For an issue-oriented doc with activist aims, the line between hope and despair — between placating an outraged audience and calling it to action — is a fine one, indeed. Any indie auteur feels tempted to salute grassroots heroism, his…
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Dissent for Sale

PARK CITY, Utah -- Even by the lacerating standards of recent Sundance docs Why We Fight and Iraq in Fragments, the nonfiction at this year's fest felt, well, real -- alarmingly so. Indeed, after doing battle with films about U.S.…
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