In this class, filmmaker and activist Kathleen Winter talks through the intersection of politics and zines.
She shows off some locally-made political and radical zines, discusses her own background in zinemaking, provides tips on making your own and suggests strategies for distribution.
Kathleen is a part of The Freedom Shop collective, an anarchist bookstore dedicated to the publication and expression of radical ideas, and the movement toward a radical future.
THE FREEDOM SHOP
Head to The Freedom Shop and check out their zine collection. The shop is located inside Opportunities for Animals at 162 Riddiford Street, Newtown and is open on Saturdays from 11 til 4.
If you've got a zine ready for distributing, put it in the drop box at Opportunities for Animals.
Submit your writing or artwork to be published in AARGH! - flick 'em an email here or post to PO Box 9263, Wellington 6141.
Take copies of a zine or something you've created and try leaving them in a space which has nothing to do with zines, like a cafe or public area.
A five minute documentary by Kathleen which follows Wellington East Girls' College feminist club, who explore feminism through making and distributing zines.
For over 25 years, The Freedom Shop have been the home of radical texts in Wellington, and play a crucial role in our zine community. Read more about them on their website.
This collection of writing on the events at Ihumātao is available to read for free. Download Te Rito o Te Harakeke as an ebook or a PDF from their website.
As Kathleen describes, this zine features two of LeGuin's short stories, and is available for free download through chi abc zine distro on Tumblr.
As Kathleen suggested, the Creative Communities Scheme (which also funds Wellington Zinefest) might be able to support a collaborative zine project.
One of the zines featured in Kathleens video, Mellow Yellow, is connected to a compelling blog dedicated to radical social change from a section of the "Asian" tau iwi population in Aotearoa.
As featured in the video, this zine brings together five articles addressing the issues and practical steps “men” can take to deal with patriarchal behaviour. Read online here.