Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance

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As we brace for the explosive, fearlessly inventive rebel yell that is the brilliant new Brazilian social thriller Bacurau, we’re looking back at the rich history of revolutionary cinema. This is a selection of films that give voice to oppressed communities across the globe fighting to achieve self-determination. Centering the struggles of indigenous people and communities of color—from Cuba to Palestine to Senegal and beyond—this galvanizing program examines the myriad ways in which artists have deployed cinema as a tool for social action.
March 6—12, 2020