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Global Upheaval: Documents from a World in Revolt

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imagesGlobal Uprisings Short Films Night One (2011–12) Directed by Brandon Jourdan and Marianne MaeckelberghMonday, October 5, 2015 7:00 p.m at the IU Cinema

In December 2010, after a Tunisian food cart vendor had his produce confiscated by the police, he set himself on fire in rebellion against repressive state forces. This single fire quickly spread into a conflagration of revolt that eventually became known as the Arab Spring. Only months later, this fire returned to the streets of Greece, while plaza occupations modeled on Cairo’s Tahrir Square were replicated across Spain, Portugal, and the U.S. SThe Greek Revolt (2011) [7 minutes]
The Oakland Commune (2012) [12 minutes]
The Battle of Oakland (2012) [22 minutes]
Madrid on the Brink (2012) [9 minutes]
Barcelona March 29th: General Strike (2012) [8 minutes]
Lisbon Calling (2012) [13 minutes]
Scenes from a Revolt Sustained (2014) [56 minutes]
Scenes from a Revolt Sustained (2014) Directed by Matt Peterson, Luhuna Carvalho, Nate LaveyA film about Tunisia and the Arab Spring, insurrection and revolution, about stability and the police, cities and unemployment, about us, about politics, about frustrations, impasses, confusions, about communication, power, youth, the future, about opposition and representation, organization and spontaneity, about suicide, about society and governance, divisions and time, about resonance, participation, survival. An essay/landscape film on the insurrection in Tunisia; with various beginnings-–2010, 1987, 1956, the present; in Ariana, Gafsa, Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid, and Tunis; a series of encounters with militants, rebels, fighters, unemployed, students, unionists, council communists, Stalinists, anarchists, et al. How do you organize against nationalism, neoliberalism, and religious fundamentalism; confront the limits of democracy, insurrection, and self-organization; build communism in the immediate wake of state and economic collapse? Director Matt Peterson is scheduled to be present.

Global Uprisings Short Films Night Two

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:00 p.m.

After the new Egyptian State violently suppressed the revolutionary movement that brought down the former regime and American police forces evicted Occupy camps across the country, it seemed to many this wave of unprecedented international unrest was an anomaly finally coming to an end. Few expected 2013–14 would give rise to massive, leaderless insurrections across Turkey, Brazil, and Bosnia while reigniting radical social movements across the U.S., Europe, and Mexico.
Egyptian Winter (2013) [10 minutes]
The Taksim Commune (2013) [32 minutes]
Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring (2014) [15 minutes]
Pieces of Madrid (2014) [18 minutes]
After Gezi: Erdogan and Political Struggle in Turkey (2014) [20 minutes]

from the IU Cinema.

March 6: Screening of “Insurgence”

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insurgenceposter-page-001Collins Living-Learning Center in the Brown Cinema (near 11th and Woodlawn) March 6th at 8pm.  Preview:

http://vimeo.com/79311388

Insurgence is a documentary about the vast social mobilization that took place in Quebec during the spring of 2012. Initially propelled by the student strike for accessible education, the scope of the movement soon broadened to take on the government, the impunity and violence of the Montreal police force, the exploitation of untapped natural resources, and the current economic system.

The strength of the “Printemps Érable” is rooted in anonymity. The movement allows the common to flow through dispersal, reaching into the solitude of each protester. Each one recognizes her situation in that of the others; affective resonance is transmuted to a point of fusion. Repression can only break up linear collectivities; here, at every turn, at every corner, the common returns in a swarm.

Printable poster for the event:  insurgenceposter

Film Screening! “Working Slowly”

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A film about 1977 in Bologna, Italy, following the interactions between two young men from the projects and students involved in Radio Alice – a radio station that refuses structure and bosses, and helps to mobilize the student movement.

Student Building 150
Wednesday 2/12 at 8:30pm

working slowly printable flyer