Fresh Milk and Alliance Francaise of Bridgetown collaborates to present Cultures of ResistanceFriday, August 10th, 2012 Categories: ARC Partners, Updates
Does each gesture really make a difference ? Can music and dance be weapons of peace ? Director Iara Lee embarked on a two-year, five-continent trek to find out. From Mali, where the music of Tuareg resistance rises from the desert, to Burma, where monks take on a dictatorship, moving on to Brazil, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, Iara Lee’s documentary Cultures Of Resistance (2011) explores how art and creativity can be the ammunition in the battle for peace and justice. RSVP to attend here.
Alliance Française de Bridgetown and Fresh Milk organize the outdoor screening Iara Lee’s “Culture of Resistance” on August 19. The screening is to be preceded by a performance from renowned barbadian spoken word artist, Adrian Green, whose work has been embodied for long with social, historical themes, and with the urge of giving a voice to those who have none. This is the first time the movie is screened in Barbados. Cultures of Resistance has been selected to be screened by several Alliance Française, including the Alliance Francaise of Arusha, Tanzania (July 4), and of Kingstown, Saint- Vincent et les Grenadines (July 16). Screenings are planned at the Alliance Française in Kenya, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Jamaica.
The screening is to be followed with a discussion with Tatiana Flores, art historian and curator, and France Langlois, film editor and cinema teacher at the Erroll Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. The audience will be invited to join in the discussion. The event will take place on Sunday, August 19, 2012 – from 6 to 9 pm, it is free and open to the public. FRESH MILK, is located at The Milking Parlour Studio, Walkers Dairy, St. George
About Alliance Française de Bridgetown
Alliance Française de Bridgetown is a non-profit cultural organization promoting francophone cultures, cultural exchanges, and cultural diversity. Created in 2008, Alliance Française de Bridgetown is part of a network of 1,073 Alliances Françaises in 136 countries throughout the world teaching more than 450,000 students. In the Caribbean, there are 26 Alliances Françaises in 15 countries with 15,617 students. The Alliance Française is offering french language courses all along the year and organizes various cultural events.
FRESH MILK is an informal Caribbean platform for conversation and exchange about contemporary art.
Directions to Fresh Milk:
From the Norman A Niles roundabout, head east off the highway.
Follow the road for approx. 1 mile until you get to the Essco roundabout.
Turn left off the roundabout and pass the St. George Secondary School on your left.
At the T-Junction, turn right. At the fork, turn left.
Take the first left into Walkers Dairy and The Milking Parlour Studio.
Follow the foot path that runs behind the house on the left, to Fresh Milk.