Power of Protest Film Series: Ai Wei Wei Never Sorry

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Date(s) - 09/16/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Carriage House Theater


Power of Protest Film Series

Opened to the public in June of this year, Power of Protest: Effecting Social Change, a new history exhibit at the Cayuga Museum, addresses the history of protest through the lens of both national and local level movements. An accompanying film series, Change Makers Around the World, expands that focus to take a look at international protests as well, inviting visitors to consider protest as a fundamental human experience.

Change Makers Around the World will be presented in four, monthly documentaries from September to December. Each session will be hosted in the Carriage House Theater from 6:30-8:30PM, and will include a brief, moderated discussion following the film.

Admission for each session is free, though donations to the museum are welcomed.

“Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.”

Dr. Phillip Guingona, Assistant Professor of History at Wells College, will moderate: inviting audiences to consider the context of the film in reference to other prominent public protests in China, including the recent movement in Hong Kong.