It Only Takes a Spark

Posted by on Feb 25th, 2011 - 1 Comment

THE PEOPLE MADE THE RÉGIME STEP DOWN! THE PEOPLE MADE THE RÉGIME STEP DOWN! THE PEOPLE MADE THE RÉGIME STEP DOWN! This euphoric chant by dancing Egyptians rang throughout Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It heralded the unexpected resignation of their president, Hosni Mubarak and enshrined the drive of a people grown suddenly fearless, toward their own… Continue Reading…

Frontline Exposé on Egyptian Revolution Highlights Nonviolent Roots

Posted by on Feb 24th, 2011 - No Comments

Egyptian Ahmed Maher faced the brutality of the Mubarak régime first hand. After organizing a massive textile worker’s strike on April 6, 2008, which led to four deaths and the imprisonment of hundreds, he was beaten and threatened by security forces. But the beating he received only served to galvanize the movement. Over the next… Continue Reading…

What People are Saying (So Far)

Posted by on Oct 18th, 2010 - 1 Comment

From Academic Leadership: We welcome this well-made and important film on one of the most hopeful developments in our grim world: the inspiring courage of Palestinians in their nonviolent resistance.  This Bay-Area premiere should raise our consciousness — and our hopes. Michael Nagler Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley Founder of Peace and Conflict… Continue Reading…

Tour Day Eleven: Finishing at UC Berkeley

Posted by on Oct 1st, 2010 - No Comments

by EGM contributor Tim Stoner Our final screening is located inside a sprawling mansion, the oak paneled International House at UC Berkeley. It was established by Harry Edmonds in 1930, with financial assistance from John D. Rockefeller, and became the first coeducational residence west of the Mississippi.

The Gaza Chronicles

Posted by on Oct 1st, 2010 - No Comments

Yonatan Shapira is one of the three main subjects of Little Town of Bethlehem, the latest documentary film by EthnoGraphic Media. For the past year, he had planned to join the other principals, director, and producer in a tour that would travel to college campuses across the United States. Instead, he chose to take part… Continue Reading…

Tour Day Ten: George Lucas Building at USC

Posted by on Sep 30th, 2010 - No Comments

by EGM contributor Tim Stoner We arrive early for the donor event Thursday evening in the George Lucas Building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, which is sponsoring tonight’s screening. The co-sponsors are Biola University and Azusa Pacific. The building George Lucas built is gorgeous, with lovely arches, quiet courtyards, and comfortable theaters.