the Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers

Eye from the Lower East Side, a three-part residency at Howl! Happening featuring the Syndicate’s films continues on April 9 with Jo Boobs Teaches the Va-VA-Voom and the Party in Taylor Mead’s Kitchen along with a film by Human Features Film – The Song of Hiawatha. The final date of the residency is April 29 and it will feature the Syndicate’s film, Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams, along with a performance by psychedelic pioneers, The Godz, and projections by Adam Alexander.
Secrets of the Heart: Films Telling the Truth That Hurts, the fourth festival in the Secrets series, will occur at the Howl! Happening in New York City on March 19, 2016. Secrets of the Heart is as part of a three-part series curated by Syndicate director Jeffrey Wengrofsky.
 
 

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Mission

The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers makes documentary films that focus on aporias of the creative life, such as those emerging from the intersection of art and commerce, democracy and demagoguery, freedom and decadence, sexiness and sexism, existentialism and inspiration, bohemianism and bourgeois propriety, etc. Sometimes our films are available on this website for free and without commercial interruption, but sometimes we also take them off-line so that they can be screened at festivals, galleries, and other arts institutions. Our first four films were simultaneously broadcast on the blog of Coilhouse Magazine.

To date, Syndicate soundtracks have been commissioned to members of: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Hold Steady, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Mars Volta, Thompson Automatic, Sonny Vincent, The Fungus Fire Tabernacle Choir, The Cult Heroes, and The Nixon-Mao Handshake. Our coming contraptions reel was scored by J.G. Thirlwell aka Foetus. The Syndicate collaborates with still photographers like Tina Zimmer, Margee Challa, Janelle Rominski, Arin Sangurai, and Ian Couch. 


The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers Thanks You For Your Time and Interest