vol.1 issue.2 INTIFADA profiles a cinematic uprising through a trio of essays and two interviews.

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EDITOR'S NOTE

"In times of political crisis it’s vital to remember that art is the soul of the revolution." by founding editor, Rooney Elmi

MANIFESTING POLITICAL CINEMA by Khaled AlSenan Should political cinema be considered a mutable medium that constantly addresses the unique circumstances of contemporary society? Khaled Alsenan examines the clash between classical and modern depicting of cinematic revolution references early Russian communist films and classic Third Cinema text to find out.  

MANIFESTING POLITICAL CINEMA by Khaled AlSenan

Should political cinema be considered a mutable medium that constantly addresses the unique circumstances of contemporary society? Khaled Alsenan examines the clash between classical and modern depicting of cinematic revolution references early Russian communist films and classic Third Cinema text to find out.  

CALL TO ARMS! INTERVIEW WITH GENERATION REVOLUTIONS CO-DIRECTORS In our two part Contextualizing Uprising segment, we speak to first time directors, Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless whose documentary, Generation Revolution explores the dynamic Black Lives Matter scene in the U.K and how they hope it builds a bridge to recruiting a new generation of freedom fighters.   

CALL TO ARMS! INTERVIEW WITH GENERATION REVOLUTIONS CO-DIRECTORS

In our two part Contextualizing Uprising segment, we speak to first time directors, Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless whose documentary, Generation Revolution explores the dynamic Black Lives Matter scene in the U.K and how they hope it builds a bridge to recruiting a new generation of freedom fighters. 

 

RADICAL LEGACY OF THE ZAPATISTA'S MEDIA STRATEGY by Rory Padgett The indigenous Mayans in Mexico known as the Zapatistas completely blazed a trail in the early 1990s emerging digital and internet technologies helped organize for their independence against the encroaching tide of Neoliberal Globalization. In a 15 thesis format, Rory Padgett explores the history and lessons to be learned for cinephilies eager to create a counterculture under Trump.

RADICAL LEGACY OF THE ZAPATISTA'S MEDIA STRATEGY by Rory Padgett

The indigenous Mayans in Mexico known as the Zapatistas completely blazed a trail in the early 1990s emerging digital and internet technologies helped organize for their independence against the encroaching tide of Neoliberal Globalization. In a 15 thesis format, Rory Padgett explores the history and lessons to be learned for cinephilies eager to create a counterculture under Trump.

EXPLORING HAILE GERIMA'S CHILD OF RESISTANCE AND THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION by Kariima Ali In Haile Gerima’s 1973 short film ‘Child of Resistance’, the political and intellectual work of revolutionary abolitionist George Jackson is invoked to cinematically map what Jackson identified as ‘neoslavery’. Kariima Ali explores the revolutionary literature that it cites throughout Gerima’s contemporaries at the time (the L. A Rebellion filmmakers) in laying down the groundwork in formulating what a ‘black cinema’ might look like.

EXPLORING HAILE GERIMA'S CHILD OF RESISTANCE AND THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION by Kariima Ali

In Haile Gerima’s 1973 short film ‘Child of Resistance’, the political and intellectual work of revolutionary abolitionist George Jackson is invoked to cinematically map what Jackson identified as ‘neoslavery’. Kariima Ali explores the revolutionary literature that it cites throughout Gerima’s contemporaries at the time (the L. A Rebellion filmmakers) in laying down the groundwork in formulating what a ‘black cinema’ might look like.

CONTEXTUALIZING UPRISING: INTERVIEW WITH THE MASTERMIND BEHIND 'FILMING REVOLUTION' In the second half of the Contextualizing Uprising segment, we speak to Dr. Alisa Lebow on her meta-documentary 'Filming Revolution', an audacious interactive cultural project that attempts to map the complex national and personal histories of the Egyptian Revolution within the context of cinema.

CONTEXTUALIZING UPRISING: INTERVIEW WITH THE MASTERMIND BEHIND 'FILMING REVOLUTION'

In the second half of the Contextualizing Uprising segment, we speak to Dr. Alisa Lebow on her meta-documentary 'Filming Revolution', an audacious interactive cultural project that attempts to map the complex national and personal histories of the Egyptian Revolution within the context of cinema.