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Screening of Velvet Revolution, the award-winning documentary

July 31 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

| $5.00

Award Winning Documentary Made by 6 Women in 5 Different Countries

In this exciting collaborative film, produced by IAWRT International, the filmmakers take their lens up-close to Women Making News. In a world driven with conflict and dictatorial regimes where journalists are constantly under threat of both, state and non-state actors, what drives these women journalists to do their jobs?

“I did not want to be a war correspondent… but the war came to my door-step” says award winning Syrian journalist, Zaina Erhaim, now living in exile in southern Turkey.

“The President is wrong when he says that journalists are being killed because they are corrupt- who corrupts whom… who holds the power to corrupt?” asks Kimberlie Ngabit Quitasol, a young woman journalist from Philippines.

“I could not leave my co-warriors in the middle of the battlefield” says Bonya Ahmed, the wife of slain Bangladesh blogger, Avijit Roy and the Editor of Muktomona, in her first ever documentary interview.

What is the state of affairs with journalists in the United States? Already, we hear how professional journalists are under attack from the their president. Could the USA become…. could it…. could we….?

Details

Date:
July 31
Time:
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
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Website:
http://velvet-revolution.eventbrite.com

Venue

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10003

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