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Forbidden Voices

Northside Festival

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM (EDT)

Forbidden Voices

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Presented by Women Make Movies

 Directed by Barbara Miller

96 minutes/HDCAM/2012/ Switzerland/Spanish, Chinese, French and Farsi with English Subtitles

Panel discussion following with:

Katie Halper from Feministing, Laughing Liberally and director of the film Commie Camp

Charlotte Cooper from Women’s eNews

Catherine Sameh, Ph.D., Associate Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women

Michele Lent Hirsch from Women Under Seige

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are unafraid of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women represent a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly, putting them at great risk.

This film accompanies these brave young cyberfeminists on perilous journeys. Eyewitness reports and clandestine footage show Sánchez's brutal beating by Cuban police for criticizing her country's regime; Chinese human rights activist Jinyan under house arrest for four years; and Iranian journalist and women's advocate Seifi forced into exile, where she blogs under a pseudonym. Tracing each woman's use of social media to denounce and combat violations of human rights and free speech in her home country, FORBIDDEN VOICES attests to the Internet's potential for building international awareness and political pressure.

Have questions about Forbidden Voices? Contact Northside Festival

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Williamsburg Cinemas
217 Grand St
New York, NY 11211

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM (EDT)


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