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We Are The Giant

WE ARE THE GIANT depicts the lives of six extraordinary people who grapple with the universal dilemma at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom: whether to take up arms and fight, or to advocate change through peace and non-violence.

Director: Greg Barker
Year: 2014
Time: 92 min
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In July of 2013, when activists in the Syrian city of Raqqa feared demonstrating in front of the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIL, Suad Nofel marched onto the streets alone.

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Philip Sheppard’s Music

Composer Philip Sheppard writes about creating the score for WE ARE THE GIANT and his take on the documentary. Find our more here

Keep on Protesting

The attempted revolution in Bahrain started quietly, days after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power in Egypt in February 2011. It consisted of a few hundred unarmed protesters dressed in brightly coloured T-shirts and jeans, the women wearing headscarves, waving Bahraini flags…

With her father imprisoned for life and her pregnant sister facing giving birth in jail, Maryam Alkhawaja explains why they keep on protesting for democracy.

Two Families Stand Firmly for Freedom and Social Justice

This is the story of two families from different countries who share the same pursuit of human rights despite immense personal costs. The first comes from Bahrain, while the second hails from Egypt.”

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“’Prevention, protection, participation’ are the three basic concepts behind the ‘Our Right, Which We Must Demand’ promotional campaign Radio Souriat started Feb. 22 to raise awareness about UN Resolution 1325 and to demand the implementation of its provisions as one of the important tools for gender equality during and after wars.”

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Interview With Filmmaker Greg Barker

“These are people whom I wanted to reflect the full breadth of the revolutionary experience, because it’s not always pretty and it’s not always what we might like or even what the people who began it would have liked.”

New Internationalist Magazine talked to the documentary WE ARE THE GIANT’s director, Greg Barker, as well as to one of the featured activists, Maryam al-Khawaja, from Bahrain. Read the full interview here.

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