[New York, NY] A unique screening event and panel discussion focusing on the inter-connectivity of global protest movements from Cairo to New York will take place this Wednesday, February 20th, from 6-8pm at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., New York.
Acclaimed Director Jehane Noujaim (Control Room, Rafea, Solar Mama) and award-winning Producer Karim Amer will join retired Philadelphia Police Captain and Occupy Wall Street supporter Ray Lewis and New York Civil Liberties Union Occupy Wall Street Coordinator Katherine Bromberg for a discussion of their new film and the intersections between the popular movements in Cairo and New York.
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.
DOC & DISCOURSE is a new monthly series that allows New Yorkers to watch groundbreaking documentaries created in the common good, and pose questions to the directors, producers and subjects of each film. The series hopes to generate awareness of social injustices and create solutions to these shared national and often global obstacles, be it through advocacy, activism or more creative methods.
WHAT: The State of Protest – From Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park
WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 6pm-8pm
WHERE: The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., New York NY
INFO: THE SQUARE Website | Facebook RSVP
This is a FREE event but all attendees are encouraged to share THE SQUARE’s Kickstarter link on their Facebook pages and twitter accounts!