Premiere - Witness Bahrain
posted April 16, 2015 4:11 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu May 7 at 8:00 PM, Grand Illusion Cinema
1403 Northeast 50th Street, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
A client and friend of mine has a documentary premiere in STIFF (Seattle's True Independent Film Festival or Seattle's Transmedia and Independent Film Festival) on May 7 at Grand Illusion Cinema. The film is 'Witness Bahrain', about the Arab Spring. I'll be there and the director, Jen Marlowe, will be there for Q&A after the film. Would love for mefites to join us. Link to buy tickets.
About Witness Bahrain: The Arab Spring uprising the world forgot:
Witness Bahrain is a piercing look inside Bahrain, two years after the start of Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising. The film follows an investment-banker-turned-activist as she travels all over Bahrain, uncovering dozens of stories, including doctors arrested and tortured under trumped up charges, nurses treating injured protestors at underground clinics, the family of a child killed by riot police, and the arrest of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Women explain why they protest, people pray on the remains of their demolished mosques, and youth clash daily with riot police. The government of Bahrain is denying entry to all but a few journalists and human rights defenders, so filmmaker Jen Marlowe had to enter the country under false pretenses and film clandestinely, before being deported by the Bahraini regime. The result is a one-hour documentary film cut from guerilla style footage shot with a small, hand held camera, capturing the most intimate, in-depth portrayal of the Bahraini government’s violent repression of Bahrain’s Arab Spring to date.
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