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Cultures of Resistance

Does each gesture really make a difference?

Can music and dance be weapons of peace?

In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change.

From Burma, where non-violent monks take on a dictatorship, to Brazil, where musicians 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 celebrates the people standing up to exploitation and violence with artistic expression and creative activism.

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