Trailer of the Day: FORBIDDEN VOICES

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Barbara Miller’s film features three brave women who—had they not been born in Iran, Cuba, or China—could have led ordinary, peaceful lives. However, for various reasons, they have decided to speak out, standing up to dictatorship. Yoani Sánchez, the first Cuban female blogger, faces persecution and death threats for criticizing the country’s regime. Chinese human rights activist Zeng Jinyan has been under house arrest for four years. Farnaz Seifi was forced to leave her native Iran and blogs under a pseudonym. Seeing their information monopolies erode, their countries’ regimes attempt to censor and silence the voices of these brave women who, via social networking sites, bear witness to life under dictatorship. (95 mins.)

With support from the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

 

FORBIDDEN VOICES screens Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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