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Iara Lee: "I go where urgency is, where life-and-death problems arise"

13 June 2017 - 19:09 50
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A Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee, who works mainly in the Middle East and Africa, had finally made it to Ukraine where her films were shown in Kiev and Odessa to the eager public's acclaim

Iara Lee is the founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation (formerly named the Caipirinha Foundation) and a longtime supporter of Greenpeace International, SOAS University of London, Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Doctors Without Borders. Among other things, she was a witness to the dramatic “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” raid where nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli naval forces and many were injured. Her footage of the event was released in a press conference at the United Nations in June 2010.

In the interview she gave to Hromadske Radio’s Andriy Kulykov, Iara Lee shares some details of her quest for global justice and peace and explains what stands behind her cinematographic and activist efforts.

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