Film Screening: Cultures of Resistance

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Berkeley City College Auditorium
June 30, 7:00pm
2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

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 young people in the favelas 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. The film also features a moving segment on indigenous Kayapo people of the Xingu River and their struggle to protect the Amazon and their homes from the Belo Monte Dam.

This event is organized by MECA/Middle East Children's Alliance, to benefit Maia Project: Clean Water for the Children of Gaza.