PATRIR Film Night: Cultures of Resistance

Are you interested in peace-building, conflict transformation, social justice, or generally just making the culturesofresistanceworld a better place? Our film nights provide you with the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, watch exciting films that take you to the heart of the action, and ask any burning questions you might have. If you’re thinking about getting involved in the world of peace, our film nights give you the chance to learn how you can get involved; otherwise, it’s a great way to meet new people, learn new things and enjoy a few drinks!

Urania Palace is a recently rennovated space, where we’ll be able to enjoy our film on a large screen. Entry is free, although any drinks must be bought from the bar.

Outline of the evening

19:00 – 19:30
Arrive at Urania Palace, meeting new people, enjoying a drink at the bar

Welcome and discussion from PATRIR

19:50 – 21:00
Watching the film “Cultures of Resistance” (more below)

21:00 – 22:00
Q&A and Discussion on topics such as:

  • Do you feel that your actions can make a difference?
  • What can we each do to work towards peace?
  • Can nonviolent methods, such as art and poetry, really do anything to stop the spread of violent extremism?

Description of the film

Director: Iara Lee
Produced by: Caipirinha Productions

About the film (in the director’s words): Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? Director Iara Lee embarked on a two-year, five-continent trek to find out. From MALI, where the music of Tuareg resistance rises from the desert, 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 the 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, Argentina’s Madres de Plaza de Mayo, indigenous Kayapó activists from the Xingu, Israeli dissidents, hip-hop artists from Palestine, and many more…

Film length: 1h12m