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CULTURES OF RESISTANCE

  • Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway London, England, SE8 4PQ United Kingdom (map)
CoR
  • dir. IARA LEE
  • year. 2010
  • country. USA
  • run-time. 73 MINS
  • rating. PG

£6 / £4.50 CONC.


Does each gesture really make a difference?

Can music and dance be weapons of peace?

In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. From IRAN, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to BURMA, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to BRAZIL, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in PALESTINIAN refugee camps in LEBANON, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice. Iara Lee's feature documentary, Cultures of Resistance premiered in 2010. In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, Iara embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, traveling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. From Iran to Burma to Brazil to Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Cultures of Resistance explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice. The feature documentary continues to show across the United States and internationally.

 

 

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