Apr 10, 2020

Solidarity Amid Pandemic! All Cultures of Resistance Films Now Free for Viewing From Your Home

By Iara Lee / culturesofresistancefilms.com
Solidarity Amid Pandemic! All Cultures of Resistance Films Now Free for Viewing From Your Home

Dear friends, as coronavirus continues to spread across the globe and whole countries go into lockdown, we need solidarity and creative resistance now more than ever. At Cultures of Resistance Films, we’re joining an effort started by film festivals to make art free and accessible during these difficult times. One example is Italy’s Ischia Film Festival, whose #ilfestivalacasatua drive is bringing innovative cinema into people’s homes during the crisis. We are proud to join with this and other similar campaigns to support those affected by the pandemic.

As a way of extending solidarity to all who are suffering or living under quarantine, we are making all our films available for free online. Below you can find a list of our films and links for viewing them.

We hope all of you will stay safe, limit social contact in order to help protect the most vulnerable, and use online tools and other technologies to join in efforts to promote just, humane public responses to the crisis.

Yours in solidarity,
Iara Lee and the whole team
Cultures Of Resistance Network - Founder
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Synthetic Pleasures
83 min · Is reality obsolete? From low-tech function like body piercing and artificially-stocked fishing pools, to the latest in bionics and VR gaming, Iara Lee's 1995 cyber-age intellectual survey - call it a *.DOCumentary - downloads a Future...
73 min · Modulations is a feature-length documentary that captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today's most exciting sounds.
Cultures of Resistance
72 min · Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be a weapon of peace? Director Iara Lee embarked on a three-year, five-continent trek to find out. From AFRICAN countries' sounds of resistance, moving on to BRAZIL where...
The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Grass That Suffers
51 min · *Message of Context*: The film portrays a time when the opposition was just beginning to form, and the Free Syrian Army was still an amorphous concept. The Syrian people hoped that the FSA would be there to defend civilians and not wage...
The Kalasha and the Crescent
12 min · Rumored to be the descendants of Alexander the Great, the Kalash people have in fact inhabited northern Pakistan's Chitral Valley since long before the legendary conqueror came to the region. They uphold a rich cultural heritage, with...
Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara
58 min · Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, the Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony. While a UN-brokered ceasefire put an end to armed hostilities in the territory in 1991, the Sahrawi people...
K2 And The Invisible Footmen
52 min · Located on the border between Pakistan and China, K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. For many climbers, it is an even greater prize than Everest, with limited routes, a steeper ascent, and a harder push to its summit.
BURKINABÈ RISING: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso
72 min · A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, & engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d'état led by his best friend and...
Burkinabè Bounty: Agroecology in Burkina Faso
36 min · This documentary chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso--a small, landlocked country in West Africa.
Wantoks: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia
20 min · In 2018, the Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific, hosted the Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival, celebrating the country’s fortieth anniversary of independence.
Gaza Freedom Flotilla
14 min · In the predawn hours of May 31, 2010, showing a terrifying disregard for human life, Israeli naval forces surrounded and boarded ships sailing to bring humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. On the largest ship, the Mavi Marmara...

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Cultures of Resistance Films has produced more than fifty short films that are all available to stream on our website and YouTube channel. These films cover a variety of subjects, highlighting issues from indigenous rights in the Amazon to political cartoons in the Congo.

You can watch the short films on our websiteYouTube, or Vimeo.

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