// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



lee

Iara Lee

Brazil

Biography

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports peace with justice projects. Iara is currently working on a variety of initiatives, grouped under the umbrella of CULTURES OF RESISTANCE, an activist network that brings together artists and changemakers from around the world. At the center of these initiatives is a feature-length documentary film entitled CULTURES OF RESISTANCE, which explores how creative action contributes to conflict prevention and resolution.


Filmography:
An Autumn Wind (6', USA, 1994)
Synthetic Pleasures (85', USA, 1995)
Modulations (75', USA, 1998)
Architettura (USA, 1999)
Beneath the Borqa in Afghanistan (12', USA, 2002)
Battle for the Xingu (12', USA, 2009)
Cultures of Resistance (73', USA, 2010)
The Courage of Neighbours: Stories from the Rwandan Genocide (4', USA/Rwanda, 2010)
Strategising for Gender Equality in Africa: The Women's Colloquium in Liberia (4', USA/Liberia, 2010)
Skategirls (4', USA/Afghanistan, 2010)
Sierra Leone Rising (14', USA/Sierra Leone, 2010)
Miatta Fahnbulleh: Educating the Next Generation Liberia (5', USA/Liberia, 2010)
Cultures of Resistance: Battle for the Xingu (12', USA/Brazil, 2010)
Breaking the Silence: Congo Week (4', USA, 2010)
An Interview with Afghanistan's First Female Governor: Dr. Habiba Sorabi (4', USA/Afghanistan, 2010)
A Day with Lowkey and Shadia (7', USA, 2010)
Women Beyond War: A World March in Africa (6', USA/Congo, 2011)
The Rape of the Samburu Women (13', USA/Kenya, 2011)
Militarism, Mutilation, and Minerals: Understanding the Occupation of Afghanistan (5', USA/Afghanistan, 2011)
Building Beyond Conflict: Inspiring Congolese Kids for a Brighter Future (7', USA/Congo, 2011)
The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Grass That Suffers (52', USA/Turkey/Syria, 2012)
The Kalasha and the Crescent (13', Pakistan/USA, 2013)
K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015)
Life Is Waiting (2015)

culture_of_resistance_1

Cultures Of Resistance

Cultures Of Resistance (Orig.) / 2010 / United States / 73 min

In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, acclaimed filmmaker Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction...

Detail…

suffering_grasses_1

The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Grass That Suffers

The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Grass That Suffers (Orig.) / 2012 / Syria, Turkey / 52 min

Two years later, with thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps...

Detail…



News

GULI SILBERSTEIN PRESENTS

GULI SILBERSTEIN PRESENTS

“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

Read more…

- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

Read more…

- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

Read more…

- 14.12.2016 -

More news…