A Farewell to Arms
Stories of Civil Resistance

September 4 - September 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

13:00 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.

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life. 

Stefan Hablützel Look At Me!

Stefan Hablützel Look At Me!

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in “Look At Me!”.

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, on January 1st. He was the first son of Muhammed Berber and Sadika Berber, a well-known weaver and embroiderer. A year later, the family moved to Banja Luka after the city had suffered damage from the World War II.