a work-in-progress presented by John Detwiler
One year ago, the city was engulfed in anxious anticipation of being host to world leaders as the G20 Summit approached. Pittsburgh Welcomes is a reflection on the summit experience, focusing on its interplay with local activists. The work draws upon action footage of the Summit (from several sources) and on retrospective interviews and analysis.
The participants include civil liberties attorneys, academicians and local government officials, as well as the 'traditional' peace community and the antiauthoritarian/anarchist collective.
The goal of this piece is to focus attention on the nature of political dissent, and on the range of tactics for activism. John is seeking feedback before he completes editing.
Tuesday, August 17 6:30p