Iara Lee (Brazil)

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.


  • 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
  • Life Is Waiting

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.