10,000 Steps Film Screening & Fundraiser | Oakland
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Relax with your neighbors on July 20, 2012, as you enjoy a film about this award-winning Oakland urban exploration, “10,000 Steps: A Profile of Four Squares” (10ksteps.org). A Q&A with the artist team, Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas, will follow the screening.
Learn how you can support the latest community-building adventure in rural Portugal, “Hands That Do All”. This is a free fundraising event hosted by the folks at Swan’s Market Cohousing in historic Old Oakland with audio-visual support from the Illuminated Corridor.
About the Film:
How well do we know the public places at the heart of our city? Starting in 2007, Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas of the art team marksearch began a four-year exploration of Oakland’s often-overlooked downtown squares–Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison and Lincoln–and the people who frequent them. 10,000 Steps-A Profile of Four Squares follows the artists, dressed as maintenance workers and pushing a recycling cart, as they gather stories (along with the occasional piece of trash), plant gardens, and encourage connections between the groups using the parks, which are among the oldest in the city. Directed by Matt Dibble and produced by marksearch, 2011.