Screening date:02-12-2013 -- 20:30
The Suffering Grasses
Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, this film explores the Syrian conflict through the humanity of civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced.In all such conflicts, it is civilians, women and children, families and whole communities who suffer at the hand of those in power. When elephants go to war, it is the grass that suffers.
Production: Caipirinha Productions Inc.
Director: Iara Lee
Contact: Cultures of Resistance
Editing: Emad Maher
Cinematography: Sabah Haider & Iara Lee
Sound: Emad Maher & Samir Nabil
DV – 52'
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Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity, peace and justice and brings together artists and change-makers from around the world. Her documentary film entitled Cultures of Resistance is at that heart of her initiative, exploring how creative action contributes to conflict prevention and resolution.
2013 - The Kalasha and the Crescent (short)
2010 - Cultures of Resistance
1998 - Modulations
1996 - Synthetic Pleasures