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Movie Critic Article: Cultures of Resistance Revisited

Iara Lee

Cultures Of  Resistance 

 Documentary 2003 (reposted)



Filmmaker: IARA  LEE

Producer:  GEORGE Gund

                                                           

   


          


                           

This is a republishing of an old post of mine. It is dedicated to the budding popular revolution against the corrupt and blood-thirsty Islamic dictatorship in Sudan (and everywhere else).
It is to commemorate those young people who went out and said they wanted freedom and democracy but never made it back to their homes!
It is also to remind you to say it loud: Set the Captives Free!

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. After several years, traveling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. From Burma, where non-violent monks take on a dictatorship, to Brazil, where musicians 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 celebrates the people standing up to exploitation and violence with artistic expression and creative activism.
Cultures of Resistance does not focus on one place in the world where a military unit or private corporation is violating a group of people’s human rights. Instead, the film looks at conflicts all over the world and seeks out artists who devote their work to fighting injustice and violence.
Ida (Courtesy of  www.rabble.ca)

Iara Lee is a Brazilian of Korean descent (also a US citizen). She is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports peace with justice projects. Iara is currently working on a variety of initiatives, grouped under the umbrella of Cultures Of Resistance.org, an activist network that brings together artists and change makers from around the world. At the center of these initiatives is this feature-length documentary which explores how creative action contributes to conflict prevention and resolution.
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