A Farewell to Arms
Stories of Civil Resistance

September 4 - 29, 2013

Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy;
it is absolutely essential to it.

 ― Howard Zinn

Pera Film opens its 2013 fall season with a striking program - A Farewell to Arms: Stories of Civil Resistance. The program’s title is inspired from one of the greatest American novels to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway published in 1929. Just as the novel explored the beautiful and the tragic, the tender and the harsh, and the realistic, the selected films of the program examine recent stories of civil resistance – from 1985 onwards - in a corresponding poetic as well as genuine approach.

The program is presented with six feature-length documentaries accompanied by a shorts program entitled A Short Walk in the Park. Civil resistance is often a response to changes in constellations of power; the documentaries originating from different countries such as Turkey, the US, United Kingdom, Germany and Iran; all deal with the people, the public and their interpretation of current politics and social issues. At times the stories stem from the masses, at other times the stories evolve from the individual’s point of view.

September 4

19:00 Tous au Larzac

September 6

19:00 Occupy: The Movie

September 7

13:00 The Network

15:00 Better This World

17:00 The Green Wave

18:00 The Gate of Heavenly Peace

September 8

14:00 Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

16:00 F*ck for Forest

18:00 The Network

September 10

14:00 Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

September 19

19:00 Tous au Larzac

September 28

13:00 Handsworth Songs

14:00 The Green Wave

16:00 A Short Walk in the Park
Shorts

19:00 Better This World

September 29

13:00 Occupy: The Movie

Handsworth Songs

15:00 F*ck for Forest

18:00 A Short Walk in the Park
Shorts

19:00 The Gate of Heavenly Peace

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

Occupy: The Movie

Occupy: The Movie

F*ck for Forest

F*ck for Forest

Handsworth Songs

Handsworth Songs

The Green Wave

The Green Wave

The Network

The Network

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

Better This World

Better This World

Tous au Larzac

Tous au Larzac

A Short Walk in the Park<br/>Shorts

A Short Walk in the Park
Shorts

Program Trailer

A Farewell to Arms
Stories of Civil Resistance

The program’s title is inspired from, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Just as the novel explored the beautiful and the tragic, the tender and the harsh, and the realistic, the selected films of the program examine recent stories of civil resistance – from 1985 onwards - in a corresponding poetic as well as genuine approach.

Memory and Now, on Fabrics! <br> Gözde İlkin

Memory and Now, on Fabrics!
Gözde İlkin

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Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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