Film Screening

Wednesday, Nov 30 - 7pm

Location: Traffic - Download Map

Cultures of Resistance - 2010, 73 min | Directed by Iara Lee


Cultures of Resistance - 2010, 73 min | Directed by Iara Lee

Presented by Community Cinema and Traffic ‘Cultures of Resistance’ (CoR) is an award-winning documentary feature that highlights the work of artists, musicians, and dancers throughout the world who are working for peace and justice, and are re-conceiving resistance as a fundamentally creative act.

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.

Community Cinema is a non-profit social intersection where film screenings function as a platform for social change. It brings together individuals from the community: policy makers, film makers, area experts, interested community members and the media, to engage in framing current and relevant social issues, exposing different angles, and sharing ideas to facilitate solutions.