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Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance

 
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Mar 6—Mar 12, 2020
 
   
 
 
 
 
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As we brace for the explosive, fearlessly inventive rebel yell that is the brilliant new Brazilian social thriller Bacurau, we’re looking back at the rich history of revolutionary cinema. This is a selection of films that give voice to oppressed communities across the globe fighting to achieve self-determination. Centering the struggles of indigenous people and communities of color—from Cuba to Palestine to Senegal and beyond—this galvanizing program examines the myriad ways in which artists have deployed cinema as a tool for social action.


 
Bacurau
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Bacurau
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This no-holds-barred sci-fi survival thriller, set in a not-too-distant future Brazil, explodes with the force of a Molotov cocktail hurled straight into the eye of racial and political oppression.

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The Battle of Algiers
 

Gillo Pontecorvo’s landmark of revolutionary cinema captures Algeria's struggle for freedom.

Fri, Mar 6, 2020
 
 
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Lagaan
 

An epically entertaining, up-with-the-people Bollywood super-spectacle.

Sat, Mar 7, 2020
 
 
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Sambizanga
 

Trailblazing director Sarah Maldoror’s bracing vision of Angola’s anti-colonialist struggle.

Sat, Mar 7, 2020
 
 
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Antonio das Mortes
 

A revolutionary hero is born in Glauber Rocha’s boldly stylized Brazilian acid western.

Sun, Mar 8, 2020
 
 
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Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory
 

An urgent, eye-opening vision of modern Palestinian struggle and resistance.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
 
 
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Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
 

Alanis Obomsawin’s galvanizing dispatch from the frontlines of the fight for indigenous rights.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
 
 
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Maluala
 

This anti-colonialist Cuban classic blazes with white hot intensity.

Mar 11—Mar 12, 2020
 
 
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Courage of the People
 

This explosive Bolivian docudrama transmutes raw anger into a jolting Marxist manifesto.

Wed, Mar 11, 2020
 
 
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Atlantics
 

Mati Diop’s revelatory feature debut turns raw class fury into a tantalizing ghost story.

Thu, Mar 12, 2020