About Us

The Alexander Berkman Social Club is a group of anarchists who want to talk about what anarchism is, how anarchists see things and what anarchy could look like. Named after the editor of San Francisco’s mighty The Blast, we hope to have continual monthly meetings that are open to all. If you come you’ll get a membership card, the chance to win thousands of dollars (alright – the odd book or two) and hopefully something to think about and act on. You failed the audition for “So You Think You Can Dance,” and you just don’t seem with it. Don’t worry. The ABSC will have you. See you there!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Film Event at Bound Together Books

Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 pm

Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore
1369 Haight Street (
near Masonic), San Francisco
Bus Lines 6, 71, 43, 33, 37 & 7 all stop nearby
415 431-8355 / www.boundtogetherbooks.com

Two Short Historical Films on Palestine and Lebanon

followed by Q&A and discussion

The Sons of Eilaboun

A New Film* by Hisham Zreiq. In 1948 the Israeli army marched into the Galilee village of Eilaboun. The Sons Of Eilaboun is a documentary film about the massacre, and the expulsion and eventual return of survivors. In the film the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe will introduce the history behind the Nakba events; the Eilaboun (Eilabun) people tell the story--www.sonsofeilaboun.com.
*(The film is in production, with a full-length version to be released in the future. We'll be showing a short version--about 24 minutes--which has been released in advance.)

The War of 33
In July 2006 Israel invaded Lebanon. The War of 33 is an intimate, personal and powerful telling of the story of the 2006 war in Lebanon. A series of letters written by Hanady Salman--a mother living through the war in Beirut--carve a narrative arc through the intense and haunting images of conflict. She tells the stories of her family and the people she lives the war with--the refugees, the wounded, and the everyday Lebanese, struggling to maintain their sanity and their humanity during a time of war. (For additional info on this film, visit PM Press website, www.pmpress.org ) The War of '33 is more than a document of a particular historical experience. What emerges is a universal story--a complex picture of love, pain, resistance and survival in the face of uncertainty and violence. (Big Noise Tactical Media is a collective of media-makers dedicated to circulating beautiful, passionate, revolutionary images.)

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