The State of Protest - From Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park
When: Wed., Feb. 20, 6-8pm
Where: Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., New York NY
Entry: Free of Charge. First come, first serve
No door charge. All attendees encouraged to post the kickstarter link to their Facebook pages and twitter accounts.
Doc & Discourse Series Launch: THE SQUARE (Presented by NOUJAIM FILMS) 2013 Sundance Winner: (Category) Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary
A panel discussion focusing on the inter-connectivity of global protest movements from Cairo to New York featuring acclaimed Director Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea; Solar Mama) and award-winning Producer Karim Amer join New York Civil Liberties Union Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Coordinator Katherine Bromberg. Extended clips from the 2013 Sundance Award-winning film, THE SQUARE, will be shown throughout the event. Panelists will discuss common threads of oppression, injustice and the denial of civil liberties between both countries, in an effort to open dialogue with the audience.
Occupy Wall Street organizers, members and supporters are strongly encouraged to attend, as are journalists, filmmakers, students, lawyers and educators.
Centered in Tahrir Square, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of Egypt's mass struggle to build a new democracy. Armed with values, determination, music and humor, Egyptian activists show the thorny path to democracy beginning with Hosni Mubarek's fall. The DOC & DISCOURSE series will allow New Yorkers to watch groundbreaking documentaries created in the common good, and pose questions to the directors, producers and subjects of each film. The goal of the monthly series is two-pronged: to generate awareness of social injustices and to create possible solutions to these shared national and often global obstacles, be it through advocacy, activism or more creative methods. Filming IS allowed and encouraged.
The Doc & Discourse Series is a Hudson Torch production, and is sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union Young Professionals and "Blueprint for Accountability" Series at Culture Project.