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The Uprising

March 3, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

  • Monday, March 3 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • 201 Chapman Hall on UNC campus

North Carolina premiere screening of The Uprising, a new, award winning documentary about the recent Arab revolutions. Director Peter Snowdon will be present for a q&a following the screening.

The Uprising shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. It is a multi-camera, first-person account of that fragile, irreplaceable moment when life ceases to be a prison, and everything becomes possible again.

This feature-length documentary is composed entirely of videos made by citizens and long-term residents of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen. The film uses this footage, not to recount the actual chronology of events or analyse their causes, but to create an imaginary pan-Arab uprising that exists (for the moment) only on the screen.

The Uprising is produced by Rien à Voir<http://theuprising.be/production> in association with Third Films<http://theuprising.be/production> and Presented in collaboration with Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies, Carolina Seminars, and made possible through an Ueltschi Course Development Grant awarded by the Carolina Center for Public Service.

More information about the film is available at www.theuprising.be<http://www.theuprising.be>. For more information about this event contact Nadia Yaqub at yaqub@email.unc.edu

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Date:
March 3, 2014
Time:
5:30 pm
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