Bronx Documentary Center

Aug 28

Fundraiser for James Foley:Screening of First to Fall and Q+ASaturday, September 6, 8:15 PMThe Bronx Documentary Center family and RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) are devastated by the loss of James Foley, who was killed this week in Syria by his captors. James had attended the RISC course at the BDC; he was a friend to many of us here.On Sept. 6th at 8:15pm, the BDC will host a fundraiser to honor his memory. Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, RISC colleagues of James, will show their film First to Fall. All proceeds will go to honoring James Foley’s memory as his family finds appropriate.ABOUT THE FILMAn intimate story of friendship, sacrifice and the madness of war. It bears witness to the irreversible transformation of two friends, Tarek and Hamid, and the price they pay for their conviction. Q&A with director Rachel Beth Anderson and co-director Tim Grucza. Moderated by Lydia Polgreen The New York Times Deputy International Editor.Suggested donation $20, $10 for Bronx residents, children 18 and under free.Purchase tickets or donate here.FOR MORE INFORMATIONVisit www.bronxdoc.org/events image credit: Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org 

Fundraiser for James Foley:
Screening of First to Fall and Q+A
Saturday, September 6, 8:15 PM




The Bronx Documentary Center family and RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) are devastated by the loss of James Foley, who was killed this week in Syria by his captors. James had attended the RISC course at the BDC; he was a friend to many of us here.

On Sept. 6th at 8:15pm, the BDC will host a fundraiser to honor his memory. Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, RISC colleagues of James, will show their film First to Fall. All proceeds will go to honoring James Foley’s memory as his family finds appropriate.

ABOUT THE FILM
An intimate story of friendship, sacrifice and the madness of war. It bears witness to the irreversible transformation of two friends, Tarek and Hamid, and the price they pay for their conviction. Q&A with director Rachel Beth Anderson and co-director Tim Grucza. Moderated by 
Lydia Polgreen The New York Times Deputy International Editor.

Suggested donation $20, $10 for Bronx residents, children 18 and under free.
Purchase tickets or donate here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit 
www.bronxdoc.org/events 

image credit: Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org 

Aug 26

Tomorrow! Join us for a free screening of Sing your Song featuring Harry Belafonte at Willis Ave Community Garden, 401 E 143rd Street, (corner of E 143rd and Willis Ave) 7:30pm. 
http://t.co/hnRpFF24rs

Tomorrow! Join us for a free screening of Sing your Song featuring Harry Belafonte at Willis Ave Community Garden, 401 E 143rd Street, (corner of E 143rd and Willis Ave) 7:30pm. 

http://t.co/hnRpFF24rs

Aug 20


The Bronx Documentary Center family and RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) are devastated by the loss of James Foley, who was killed this week in Syria by his captors. James had attended the RISC course at the BDC; he was a friend to many of us here. We remember James as a tremendously gifted journalist, warm and generous to his friends and colleagues and always ready to lend a hand. He was a man who gave without hesitation; a man who helped those in need.   
When a colleague, Anton Hammerl, was killed in Libya, James took the initiative to raise money for family of the slain journalist. The result: $135,000 for Anton’s childrens’ education and care. Many lament terrible events; James  took action to make the world a better place. He reported from some of the world’s most dangerous places, knowing and accepting the risks as being necessary to inform the world. James changed the world in positive ways and was an immeasurably braver and more decent man than those who took his life.
We mourn James Foley’s loss and will remember him. On Sept. 6th at 8pm, the BDC will host a fundraiser to honor his memory. Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, RISC colleagues of James, will show their film, First to Fall. All proceeds will go to honoring James Foley’s memory as his family finds appropriate.
Mike Kamber, Director
Bronx Documentary Center

Articles by James:
Why they Fight
Aleppo reaches a boiling point
James’ final report for Global Post

Video Reports:
Syria’s Casualties of War
Syria’s strategy

Interviews:
James discussed his motivations in this BBC interview

Photos: Final day of RISC training course April 20, 2012. © Ricky Flores 

The Bronx Documentary Center family and RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) are devastated by the loss of James Foley, who was killed this week in Syria by his captors. James had attended the RISC course at the BDC; he was a friend to many of us here. We remember James as a tremendously gifted journalist, warm and generous to his friends and colleagues and always ready to lend a hand. He was a man who gave without hesitation; a man who helped those in need.   

When a colleague, Anton Hammerl, was killed in Libya, James took the initiative to raise money for family of the slain journalist. The result: $135,000 for Anton’s childrens’ education and care. Many lament terrible events; James  took action to make the world a better place. He reported from some of the world’s most dangerous places, knowing and accepting the risks as being necessary to inform the world. James changed the world in positive ways and was an immeasurably braver and more decent man than those who took his life.

We mourn James Foley’s loss and will remember him. On Sept. 6th at 8pm, the BDC will host a fundraiser to honor his memory. Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, RISC colleagues of James, will show their film, First to Fall. All proceeds will go to honoring James Foley’s memory as his family finds appropriate.

Mike Kamber, Director

Bronx Documentary Center

Articles by James:
Why they Fight
Aleppo reaches a boiling point
James’ final report for Global Post
Video Reports:
Syria’s Casualties of War
Syria’s strategy
Interviews:
James discussed his motivations in this BBC interview
Photos: Final day of RISC training course April 20, 2012. © Ricky Flores 

Celebrate legendary photographer Eugene Richards's new book Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down this Saturday, August 23, at 6pm, at the BDC. Richards will present two short multi-media pieces and sign and personalize copies of the book. 
Free and welcome to all. 
Spread the word on FB.

Celebrate legendary photographer Eugene Richards's new book Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down this Saturday, August 23, at 6pm, at the BDC. 

Richards will present two short multi-media pieces and sign and personalize copies of the book. 

Free and welcome to all.

Spread the word on FB.

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