Community Cinema Film Screening - Cultures of Resistance

Community Cinema is screening Cultures of Resistance by Iara Lee this Wednesday, 30th November at Traffic. This is Community Cinema's second screening (they screened Budrus last month), part of an ongoing series of films that deal with social, humanitarian, environmental, cultural and urban issues to shed light on and/or directly address current relevant concerns.

Community Cinema's aim is to use film screenings as a platform to bring individuals from the community to engage in framing current and relevant social issues, exposing different angles and sharing ideas to facilitate solutions.

The screenings are free and it's a great opportunity to meet like minded people and to discuss topics that go beyond the film.

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.

Featuring: Medellín poets for peace, Capoeira masters from Brazil, Niger Delta militants, Iranian graffiti artists, women’s movement leaders in Rwanda, Lebanon’s refugee filmmakers, U.S. political pranksters, indigenous Kayapó activists from the Xingu River, Israeli dissidents, hip-hop artists from Palestine, and many more...


Event details
Date and time: Wednesday, 30th November at 7pm
Venue: Traffic, 79 Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai (location map)
Phone: +9714 347 0209
Free entry.