Linda Stirling Unmasked: The Black Whip

: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.



Quilombo Country

Quilombo Country
Leonard Abrams Director
Narrated by Chuck D(Public Enemy rap star)

Plot: Brazilian slaves, those that escaped and rebelled live in villages separate from the modernized world of the big city.
Quilombo Country provides an intense view of these villages and the people's way of life that is far beyond the world of money, greed and "prosperity"

There is something almost magical about the primitive third world life style of those who are able to hold onto their traditional way of life in spite of all the pressures worldwide to conform to the here and now of the 21st. century. This documentary, Quilombo Country, affords the viewer an opportunity to see, to go back in time, to find what is so poignantly missing in our world; and to find other people not yet at the mercy of the greedy capitalistic world except of course that their continued existance is always in peril.

This 73 minute documentary tells a story with Chuck D, the famous rap artist best known for Public Eneny narrating the tale. He adds an element of importance and immediacy to our viewing experience. We are allowed to honor the importance of Brazilian slaves who earned their freedom for their ability to create and sustain a life afer slavery. It is an inspirational experience, a view of the unknown but knowable that will bring hope and wonder to its audience.

this is the kind of film that allows us to face the turbulent times of today with an image that beyond despair life here on earth will bring its own rewards.

opens in New York City's Pioneer theater
155 East Third Street
Septtember 19-25

A good film for the family to see and discuss: The film's creator, writer-director, Leonard Abrams will take questions after the Friday and Saturday screenings.

Linda Z
WBAI women's collective
RT Vine:Witches Brew

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