The reasons for the various people’s uprisings across the world may be diverse, but the creative nonviolent tactics they use in their struggles are strongly connected. So are the activists who share these strategies, new ideas and established methods. Everyday Rebellion is a story about the richness of peaceful protest, acted out everyday by passionate people from Spain, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, the USA, the UK and Serbia.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Arman Riahi.
“When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers”. Director Iara Lee explores the Syrian conflict through the eyes of ordinary people caught in the crossfire and examines the motives of “the elephants” – Bashar al-Assad’s Ba’athist regime, the Free Syrian Army and other key players including the United States, Israel, Russia, China and Iran.
My Neighbourhood goes beyond the sensational headlines that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem and captures the rarely heard voices of those striving for a shared future in the city.
For the birth of his fourth son, Palestinian villager Emad Burnat bought his first camera and began filming as the separation barrier is being built in his village Bil’in.
Five cameras are broken – and the footage of each tells a different part of the story of his village’s non-violent resistance to the Israeli army.
With the presidential elections scheduled at end of May, a possible run-off mid June and the trial verdict of President Hosni Mubarak expected Goodbye Mubarak is a timely examination of the period right before the so-called Arab spring. What were the expectations of the uprising and to what extent have they been met so far?
Can everyday people change the world? With conflicts raging across the world and European governments imposing stringent austerity measures, people are wondering more and more how they can play a role in shaping their future.