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Miss Representation – The Film

Sita Kaulesar Sukul, the Brown Paper Tickets Film Doer, is introducing a new service, actively promoting non-theatrical film releases. One of the current films speaks to the misrepresentation of women. Here’s Sita explaining a little bit about the film. 

The documentary Miss Representation premièred at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, audiences were so riveted that OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, acquired its broadcast rights. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.

“The media can be an instrument of change: it can maintain the status quo and reflect the views of the society or it can, hopefully, awaken people and change minds. I think it depends on who’s piloting the plane.”

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Doers, Film, Film

 

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Radio/New Media Doer Sabrina: Clever Crafty Crafts I saw at Maker Faire New York

In September I had a chance to get to know people in the Maker Movement by attending Maker Faire New York. I had a blast and will be writing more about why I, as the Radio Doer went along with our Maker Doer Tamara Clammer and co-worker Kelly Allen. (hint: it has to do with building more relationships between Community Media and Makers/Hackers). I met many creative tech people and engineers – but the work of the crafters also caught my eye. I don’t knit, but I love fabric arts and independently made jewelry, so a few things caught my eye. The Brown Paper Tickets booth at was right next to a main thoroughfare – so I saw some incredible crafty crafts and wear-able art.

Some highlights:

Food Scarf!
I loved this scarf. Maybe you’ve seen art like this just hanging around people’s necks, but I haven’t. The whimsy of it just made me happy. I didn’t get her name, but she said she just graduated from school where she focused on animation. She calls her stuff Scarf It Down Knit Delicacies. Check out her Etsey Store! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in Doers, Radio, Workshops

 

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The Life of a Doer: Sita Marches for Civilization

The Life of a Doer: Sita Marches for Civilization

Sita is the Brown Paper Tickets Film Doer. Here she recounts her participation in the March for Civilization this past June in The Netherlands.

The police said there were a little over a thousand people at the March for Civilization. Organizers said there were more than 2000. One thing was for sure, though: the March of civilization did not go unnoticed.

The demonstration was attended by people against the plans by Netherlands’ government to cut the funding for Art and Culture. It started in and around the Museum Boymans van Beuningen. There were speeches about the necessity for art funding, mostly for young talent, before the long march to The Hague. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Doers

 

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Bill’s First Night in Austin

Music Doer Bill was recently down in Austin for SXSW and sent us this report from his first night at the festival. Enjoy!

SXSW 2011 was all it was cracked up to be: music, beer, food, beer, Pee Wee Herman and a gazillion others coming to get a taste of the “Live Music Capitol Of The World.” I arrived early to be a part of the interactive and film portion of the festival, but on my first night there, I could not resist an invitation to go see some real “local” music in a not-so-well-known spot.

I followed the directions: “…when you’re standing in front of The Continental Club, walk North to the end of the building. Go in the unmarked glass door and walk upstairs.” When I got upstairs I found a small room (maybe 40 capacity), with a very small bar and a few couches. On one side of the room was a Hammond B-3 organ and a small P.A. system. It was 8:25pm and I was the only person there besides the bartender and a couple musician types. I took one of the few bar stools and settled in next to the bay window that gave a great view of the newly reshaped Austin skyline and overlooked the ever-trendy South Congress Blvd. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in Music, Music, Venues

 

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Music Doer Bill on Record Store Day – Saturday, April 16, 2011

It’s one day before Record Store Day and I find myself carrying a box of 150 assorted 12″ and 7″ records three and half blocks to a small record store in Madison, WI. As I struggle with the box, getting it to the next trash can or newspaper machine to rest on, I start to think about its contents and some of what these little (heavy, but pretty small) round vinyl discs have meant to me over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Music, Music, Seasonal

 

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Meet Sita – Film Doer & Organizer of this Saturday’s Fundraiser for Japanese Tsunami Relief

Sita, is our Film Doer here at Brown Paper Tickets and she’s put together an amazing film event in Seattle that will take place at the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill this Saturday, April 2, 2011 with all proceeds going to benefit relief efforts in Japan. This event will feature the Seattle premiere of “Fine Totally Fine” directed by Yosuke Fujita.

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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Doers, Film

 

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A SHOUT OUT FROM BILLY, REGGAE FAN AND MUSIC DOER

Billy Geoghegan is our music doer. He helps out independent musicians and offers support to musicians that use Brown Paper Tickets for their events. Like me, Bill has a deep love of reggae music. In fact he plays in a couple awesome reggae/ska bands, Contra Coup and The Stingers ATX. He wanted to give a shout out to his buddy Kimaany.

I just found out that my friend Kimaany was voted the best reggae artist in Camaroon for 2010. I think it’s great. He is one of those guys that does everything for others and very little for himself. He has lived through some tough times, but still keeps his head on the positive side of things. I was honored to produce a song of his last year and was amazed at his beautiful voice (no auto-tune needed there) very reminiscent of Alpha Blondy, one of my all time favorite vocalists.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2011 in Doers, Music, Music

 

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