I am thrilled to announce that the World Premiere of my new documentary film, WITNESS BAHRAIN, will be in Seattle on Thursday, May 7 at 8:00pm at STIFF (Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival)!
Tickets are on sale here. I will be at the premiere and will hold a post screening Q & A, and, will be joined by Nada Al-Wadi, the Bahraini co-producer of the film!
Watch the film’s trailer by clicking on the image below, or by clicking here!
About Witness Bahrain: The Arab Spring uprising the world forgot:
Witness Bahrain is a piercing look inside Bahrain, two years after the start of Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising. The film follows an investment-banker-turned-activist as she travels all over Bahrain, uncovering dozens of stories, including doctors arrested and tortured under trumped up charges, nurses treating injured protestors at underground clinics, the family of a child killed by riot police, and the arrest of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Women explain why they protest, people pray on the remains of their demolished mosques, and youth clash daily with riot police. The government of Bahrain is denying entry to all but a few journalists and human rights defenders, so filmmaker Jen Marlowe had to enter the country under false pretenses and film clandestinely, and was ultimately deported by the Bahraini regime. The result is a one-hour documentary film cut from guerilla style footage shot with a small, hand held camera, capturing the most intimate, in-depth portrayal of the Bahraini government’s violent repression of Bahrain’s Arab Spring to date.
(Witness Bahrain is co-sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.)
Help us get Witness Bahrain out in the world widely!
Want to organize a screening in your community? Contact Amer Shurrab for details!
Want to help maximize Witness Bahrain‘s impact and reach? Consider making a contribution to donkeysaddle projects today!
And–stay tuned for info about more screenings in more cities in the upcoming months!
On a somber note, Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights defender who is featured in Witness Bahrain, was recently re-arrested by the Bahraini regime and faces an unknown amount of time back in prison. Nabeel’s arrest underscores the importance and timeliness of this film.
I’m so glad that Witness Bahrain is finally ready to be shared with you….and with the world.