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Iara Lee Retrospective: Burkinabe Rising: the Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Monday, April 29th, 7:30PM

Iara Lee, 2018, 71min

Burkinabè Rising showcases nonviolent creative resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, and provides an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. It is an inspiration, not only to the rest of Africa but also to the rest of the world.

Filmmaker & activist lara Lee presents a selection of her work from 1995 until today. Lee’s films have sought to explore and make central to her work both stories of resistance and artistic exploration which take place around the world through a variety of feature length and short films she has directed over the last 25 years.

Q&A with filmmaker Iara Lee