Contextualizing Uprising: Interview w/ the mastermind behind 'Filming Revolution'

Contextualizing Uprising: Interview w/ 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 cultural project that attempts to map the complex national and personal histories of the Egyptian Revolution within the context of cinema.

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Exploring Haile Gerima’s ‘Child of Resistance’ and the Black Radical Tradition

Exploring Haile Gerima’s ‘Child of Resistance’ and the Black Radical Tradition

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.

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Radical Legacy of the Zapatista's Media Strategy

Radical Legacy of the Zapatista's Media Strategy

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 createa counterculture under Trump.

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Call to Arms! Interview w/ Generation Revolution Co-directors

Call to Arms! Interview w/ Generation Revolution 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. 

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