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Jul 13, 18

Biji Berxwedan! Portland film screening to commemorate Revolution in Rojava

Occupy a popcorn factory and turn out for this film showing in Portland about the Rojava revolution.

In honor of the 6th anniversary of the beginning of the Rojava Revolution, PDX Rad Movie Night, Portland Rojava Solidarity and Demand Utopia will team up for a showing of the recently released feature film Resistance Is Life. The screening will be taking place at 7PM on Thursday, July 19th at the Social Justice Action Center at 400 SE 12th Ave.

Resistance is Life, or “Berxwedan Jiyane” in Kurdish, is the motto of the spirit in which the people of Kobane persist through months of devastating attacks. Embodying that spirit, Evlin takes us on a journey that introduces the many different faces of this resistance and their heart-wrenching stories.

The film documents the many faces of the resistance over the course of 8 months on both sides of the Turkish-Syrian border and provides an inside look at the extraordinary spirit behind the first major victory against ISIS militants.

As always PDX Rad Movie Night aims to create a space for people in the local radical community to come together on regular basis in a setting that isn’t a meeting or protest, and give them the chance to socialize and make connections in a low stress environment. The film will be followed by discussion in small groups about what people thought of the film, and what possible next steps we can do to support the Rojava Revolution locally.

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