Issue 96, Winter 2004/2005
At the new Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan on November 16, NCAC Friends enjoyed a gala evening celebrating 30 years of work in defense of the First Amendment. The 30th Anniversary Chair and MC was Chip Gibson, President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books. Honors went to the Random House Children’s Books Division for its First Amendment First Aid Kit, and Joel Hollander, President and COO of Infinity Broadcasting, for defending the First Amendment rights of broadcasters and their audiences. The evening included special tributes, by Ron Feldman to the artist Leon Golub, and by Danny Goldberg to Jeremiah Gutman, NCAC’s past chair.
Winners of NCAC’s Free Speech and Democracy Film Contest were also announced. First place went to C: None of the Above, a narrative film by the 2004 Youth Sounds Factory Summer Program in Oakland, CA (above). The film delves into issues of diversity, dissidence, and societal rejection.
Second place went to If This is the Will of God…Who Needs God? by Carly Wolff and Laura Caccavo (below) of New City, NY—a documentary about a censorship incident at Clarkstown High School involving a piece of student artwork.
The Censor, by Joseph Holliday of Granada Hills, CA, won third place. An experimental music video, it examines the concept of free speech and free thought in the information age.
For more about NCAC’s film contest for teens, click here.
Photos by Kaur Kallas.