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Wednesday, June 19 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Forbidden Voices (Sneak Peek)

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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

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.

 

 


Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Williamsburg Cinemas 217 Grand St Brooklyn, NY 11211

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