Power of Protest Film Series: Last Men in Aleppo

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/16/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Carriage House Theater

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https://cayugamuseum.org/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.

“After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.”

Brett Bossard, Executive Director of Cinemapolis in Ithaca, will moderate the discussion: asking audiences about the ways that the very act of survival, defiance in the face of almost assured death and destruction, is a protest in and of itself.