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DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 28 May 2010

By johnboy - 27 May 2010 7

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So here we are once again approaching the end of the working week.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

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DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 28 May 2010
KB1971 10:30 am 30 May 10

kambahkrawler said :

Capital Punishment – a 100/50km mountain bike race from Kowen Forest to Stromlo via Majura – is on tomorrow.

It’s too late to enter (although there are plenty of people looking to sell tickets, citing a variety of excuses except the real one – it’s going to rain, so you might be able to pick one up-try http://www.theberm.com.au).

However there will be just on 2,000 wet and muddy mountain bikers about on Saturday so if you’re driving anywhere near those areas, please take it easy.

& ohhhh wasnt it oh so muddy…………

Waiting For Godot 3:51 pm 28 May 10

Melrose High School 40th birthday celebrations, Saturday 11AM-2PM. All former alumni welcome.

Les Lozenger 3:18 pm 28 May 10

Tonight at The Potbelly – The Chuffs + ZZG + Scaramouche + The Un-Named
$5 entry fee at the door.
Much Rock

kambahkrawler 11:23 am 28 May 10

Capital Punishment – a 100/50km mountain bike race from Kowen Forest to Stromlo via Majura – is on tomorrow.

It’s too late to enter (although there are plenty of people looking to sell tickets, citing a variety of excuses except the real one – it’s going to rain, so you might be able to pick one up-try http://www.theberm.com.au).

However there will be just on 2,000 wet and muddy mountain bikers about on Saturday so if you’re driving anywhere near those areas, please take it easy.

s-s-a 9:44 am 28 May 10

4am? Brrrrr, bring your winter woollies!!!

johnboy 3:15 pm 27 May 10

Friday night: Wedded Bliss at the Turner Bowlo as part of the Merry Muse.

Sat night: Lifting Lily, rollerderby if you can wangle a ticket, and a cashews guerilla gig at 4am.

churlygriffin 1:35 pm 27 May 10

Bringing the best films and artwork from all over the globe, the annual Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.
Here in Canberra the festival will be held at the Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archives from May 27-29.

On Opening Night the National Film and Sound Archives will be transformed into a human rights action hub. This will include action hubs from various organisations that work in the human rights field and give you practical ways to contribute to human rights.

The festival will be launched by Father Frank Brennan, Jesuit Priest and Human Rights Advocate, whilst the film will be ‘William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe’

WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Dirs: Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, USA, 2009, 85 mins, video, (unclassified 18+)

Civil rights attorney William Kunstler was once called the ‘most hated and loved lawyer in America’. His clients ranged from the liberal to the violently radical edge of American politics, including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Jack Ruby, Lenny Bruce, the Chicago Eight and the Attica prison rioters. Kunstler’s daughters Emily and Sarah explore their father’s public legacy as a ‘media hound and hit-and-run’ lawyer, and also the private heartache of a man who risked all for just, but often difficult causes. HRAFF’s Canberra Opening Night will transform the NFSA into a human rights action hub, with food, drinks and music by From the South. Special Ticket prices apply.

Tickets for Opening Night are $15 which includes some food and drinks, and of course the film!!

The second night of the festival will welcome The Hon. Bob McMullan MP, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development, and Julia Newton-Howes, CEO of CARE Australia. The film, sponsored by CARE Australia, is ‘A Powerful Noise’.
A POWERFUL NOISE

Dir: Tom Cappello, USA, 2008, 80 mins, video, (unclassified 18+)

Bui My Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam, who starts an HIV/AIDs awareness and self-help group. A refugee of the Bosnian war, Nada Markovic leads an agricultural co-operative that supports both Serb and Bosnian war widows. Jacqueline Dembele, better known as ‘Madame Urbain’, fights for labour rights for young women working under near-slave conditions in the slums of Bamako, Mali. A Powerful Noise takes you inside the lives of these women, witnessing their daily challenges and their significant victories over oppression.
The final night of the festival will see former AYAD, CEO of the Big Bang Ballers NGO and 2010 ACT Young Australian of the Year Pierre Johannessen introducing the film ‘Garbage Dreams’.
GARBAGE DREAMS

Dir: Mai Iskander, USA, 2009, 79 mins, video, (unclassified 18+)

For generations, Cairo’s 18 million residents have relied on the 60,000 Zaballeen, the entrepreneurial ‘garbage people,’ from the labyrinth streets of the Coptic enclave of Mokattam, to collect and recycle their garbage. Even though the Zaballeen recycle over 3,000 tons a day (almost 80% of all the waste they collect), in 2005 the Cairo government privatized garbage collecting, threatening their livelihood. Mai Iskander prize-winner documentary followed the lives of three teenage Zaballeen boys over a four-year period, as each confronted the threat to their livelihood, and to their fringe-dwelling culture.

Tickets for the films on 28 and 29 May nights are $10 each. Tickets an be purchased through the links above or through the National Film and Sound Archive.
Further information on the festival and the films being shown can be found here: http://www.hraff.org.au/Films/Canberra.aspx

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