Filmmaker and activist lara Lee presents a selection of her work from 1995 until today. Lee's films have sought to explore and make central to her work both stories of resistance and artistic exploration which take place around the world through a variety of feature length and short films she has directed over the last 25 years.
QandA with Iara Lee to follow every screening
Sunday, Apr 28: SYNTHETIC PLEASURES (1995) Iara Lee, 1995, 83 min
Is reality obsolete? Iara Lee's cyber-age intellectual survey explores how advanced technologies are deleting nature and reprogramming humankind.
Monday, Apr 29: BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso' (2018) Iara Lee, 2018, 71min
A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. Trailer: https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/burkinabe- rising
Tuesday, Apr 30: MODULATIONS: cinema for the ear (1998) Iara Lee, 1998, 73min
A groundbreaking early film on the evolution of electronic music that cuts between avant-garde composers, Kraftwerk's innovative synthesizer drones, Giorgio Moroder's Euro-disco, Afrika Bambaataa's electro-funk, and much more. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=4df3YTGfV9sandt=5s Thursday, May 2: CULTURES OF RESISTANCE (2010) Iara Lee, 2010, 72 min Can music, art, and dance be weapons of peace? Director Iara Lee traveled over five continents to explore how creativity can be ammunition in the battle for justice. Trailer: https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/cor-feature
6:00pm Friday, May 3: LIFE IS WAITING: referendum and resistance in Western Sahara (2015)
@NYU Global Spiritual Life 238 Thompson St, Fl 4th, NYC NY Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But not in the country of Western Sahara. There, occupation by Morocco continues—as does the struggle for freedom. Trailer: http://culturesofresistancefilms.com/western- sahara