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AGAINST THE GRAIN: AN ARTIST’S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO PERU

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Thursday, May 28th at 8:00 PM


AGAINST THE GRAIN: AN ARTIST’S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO PERU

In 1989, Alfredo Márquez used an image of Mao in an artwork. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. For every artist, the need to create and be heard is as basic as food and shelter. But what happens when you live in a country where the state clamps down on free thinkers, forcing artists to censure themselves? Four Peruvian visual artists, including Márquez, defy this tyranny through their work and ignite change, challenging ordinary people to speak out. These struggles and commitments raise the question: Is freedom of expression a right or a privilege? In Spanish, English, Japanese and Quechua. FILMMAKER ANN KANEKO IN ATTENDANCE! www.annkaneko.com/againstthegrain

 

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Documentary