Keyword: protest

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 07/05/1994
Forrest Gump tells his remarkable life story to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. He taught Elvis Presley to dance, became a football star and met JFK and LBJ. He served with honor in Vietnam and spoke at an anti-war rally at the...

Desert Dancer (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests in Iran, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as- Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal...

Maidan (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/22/2014
Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
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Satyagraha (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 146 minutes Release date: 08/29/2013
As an ambitious young man is climbing the corporate ladder to success, he experiences a personal tragedy which exposes him to the shocking truth about corruption in India. Joining forces with an idealist, he incites a protest that escalates into a movement with national consequences and must deal with the politicians who are out to discredit and ultimately destroy him.
How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley (1940)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 12/31/1940
The lives of hard-working miners and their families in 19th-century Wales are recalled through the eyes of Huw, who was the youngest of six children in a family headed by a stern father and loving mother.
Burning Bush

Burning Bush (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 240 minutes Release date: 06/10/2014
This film tells the story of the political intrigue and fight for freedom in communist Czechoslovakia following the self-sacrifice by Jan Palach, the young student who set fire to himself in Prague in January 1969, and the legal efforts of his family to clear his name in the face of the oppressive communist propaganda machine. Based on actual events and characters.
Let the Fire Burn

Let the Fire Burn (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 10/01/2013
On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied row house. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated-and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of...
Dir: Jason Osder
With: N/A

Everyday Rebellion (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Guided by new theories and empirical evidence that assert non-violence is twice as effective as violence at creating change, millions of people around the world are putting down their fists and adopting peaceful tactics to resist their governments instead. From Ukraine's FEMEN activists whipping off their tops and Syrian protestors staining Damascus fountain water red to the clown-wielding antics...
Dir: Arman T. Riahi
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Istanbul United (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Turkey. For years fans of the 3 main football clubs in Istanbul (Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas), have been known all over Europe for their unconditional support of their teams, and their mutual rivalry that often resulted in extremely violent clashes. The current public protest movement in Turkey originated in order to protect Gezi park in Istanbul against demolition. It soon became a...
Dir: Farid Eslam
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Jeepney (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
The rich and diverse cultural and social climate of the Philippines is seen through its most popular form of mass transportation -- vividly decorated ex-WWII military jeeps. Unlike mass transportation in many parts of the world, jeepneys are not a government service but are individually operated by the drivers, who manifest their identity, values, and dreams in its painting and decoration. The...
Dir: Esy Casey
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Preoccupied (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013

Boy Saloum La Revolte Des Y'en A Marre (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 74 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
In 2011, a few young Senegalese rappers created a social movement called Y'en A Marre (Enough Is Enough). Little did they know that their protest against an oppressive regime would bring about a significant historical encounter. They are the symbol of a new African youth grounded in their own time, open to the outside world, hungry for culture, and committed to democracy.
Dir: Audrey Gallet
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Another World (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Following an internet call on September 17, 2011, demonstrators gathered to protest against the financial system in the United States. They occupy Zuccotti Park adjoining Wall Street -- their camp also represents an experiment in solidarity and alternative models of coexistence. Here, we follow these protest pioneers ranging from young unemployed Hero Vincent to demo-veteran Lisa Fithian. Even...
Dir: Fisher Stevens
With: N/A

Karama Has No Walls (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/30/2014
The Friday of Kamara (Dignity) took place on March 18, 2011, when protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other countries in support of the Arab Spring. The Yemen government responded with an attack in which 53 people were killed and the massacre inspired widespread sympathy throughout the nation.
Bidder 70

Bidder 70 (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 05/16/2013
An extraordinary act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability is chronicled. In 2008, college student Tim DeChristopher disrupted a controversial Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction as "bidder #70," cleverly outbidding industry giants on land parcels and effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of land that were slated for oil and gas leases before the auction was...

The Convict Patient (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
On February 5, 1970, Carlos Castañeda de la Fuente made an attempt on the Mexican President's life to avenge the Tlatelolco massacre of October 2, 1968, defying the most repressive regime in contemporary Mexican history. Arrested and convicted, he seemed to "disappear" from society entirely. Forty years later, this failed avenger survived the system´s disproportionate retaliation, only to wander...
Dir: Alejandro Solar Luna
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Shield and Spear (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, we explore a constellation of stories about identity, art, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy.
Dir: Petter Ringbom
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Speciesism: The Movie

Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
Modern farms are struggling to keep the secret that most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than other species. Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and...
Dir: Mark Devries
With: N/A
30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle

30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle (2000)

Rated: None Runtime: 73 minutes Release date: 08/19/2000
An account of the historic event that took place in November 1999 when the World Trade Organization's annual meeting in Seattle was shut down by over 50,000 demonstrators.
Dir: Rustin Thompson
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