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Carla Berkowitz Brings “Critical Thinking” to the Screen

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CARLA BERKOWITZ is the Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed independent feature film Critical Thinking. The film, directed by and starring the Emmy-award winning actor John Leguizamo, tells the true story of the 1998 Miami Jackson Senior High School chess team, which was the first LatinX inner city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship. Berkowitz spent over 20 years developing the project from story to screenplay to film.

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Celebrating the O,Miami Poetry Festival

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As the war in VIETNAM raged, one of the largest and most successful youth-led resistance movements in American history was growing at home. Hundreds of thousands of young men opposed to an unjust war said NO to being drafted into the military, risking up to five years in federal prison. Their individual courage and collective nonviolent actions helped end a tragic war and the draft. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker JUDITH EHRLICH, and featuring draft resistance leader DAVID HARRIS,  The Boys Who Said NO! tells for the first time the inspiring story and impact of the draft resistance movement.

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Ivan Wilzig and his “Unstoppable” Father

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IVAN L. WILZIG is an American recording artist and songwriter who is best known for his pop-dance remakes of 1960s and early 1970s peace songs. He created The Peaceman Foundation, a non-profit organization that battles hatred, violence and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Wilzig’s father Siggi Wilzig (1926–2003) came to the United States as a Holocaust survivor from Germany. Siggi Wilzig ultimately became Chairman, President and CEO of Wilshire Oil Company of Texas and Chairman, President and CEO of The Trust Company of New Jersey.

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Justin Trieger at the New World Symphony

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JUSTIN TRIEGER is an award-winning composer, sound designer and experienced multimedia engineer and producer. After formal training in the Music Technology department of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, Justin relocated to Miami Beach, FL where he now manages all of the collaborative, internet-based projects of the New World Symphony. Justin currently serves as a Cultural Affairs Councilor for the Department of Cultural Affairs in Miami-Dade County.

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Honoring Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day

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In Honor of Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2021, we have curated a group of video interviews and stories from the Inspicio archives.

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Photographer Carl-Phillipe Juste

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CARL-PHILLIPE JUSTE is a Haitian born, politically active photographer. Since 1991 he has been working with the Miami Herald and has been showcasing his work throughout the world.

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