Coit Tower Outdoor Film Screening & Live Radio Broadcast
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
In this annual outdoor cinematic event, a video projection will take place on the huge surface of Coit Tower (accompanied by a live radio broadcast) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, and to probe the many thousands of supporters to rethink San Francisco’s history.
The projection will use two 12000 lumen projectors that will cast an illuminated moving image sequence onto the surface of the 210 foot tower from two separate vantage points, covering an area of 270 degrees from the West to the North-East portions of Coit Tower and live remote broadcast from viewing areas.
When: November 25th & 26th, 2009, dusk to 7 am
Where: Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, and broadcast on KPOO 89.5 FM (online at www.coitlive.com and ohloneprofiles.org)
Viewable from: Pier 31, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pioneer Park, Grant St. & Greenwich St, Washington Sq. Park
This projection culminates a week of events commemorating the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz Island by the Indians of All Tribes. The occupation changed American history by ending the US policy of Tribal Termination, and it also strengthened tribes across the country to stand up, including San Francisco’s original inhabitants, the Ohlone. Their renewed strength brings with it the chance for San Francisco to finally do the right thing for its Native people, as so many tens of thousands demanded in 1969.
An accompanying radio program is scheduled for this projection beginning at 6pm and continuing to at least 11pm, on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
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