Following the Tunisian and Egyptian so-called Arab Spring, a popular uprising began in Libya in February 2011 to overthrow the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. As Western musical expression had been outlawed for decades, playing music became an act of resistance. Filmmaker Matthew Millan, a close friend of a Libyan émigré returning to Benghazi after being away for 36 years, travels with him across the country plagued by violence and chaos, focusing on musicians who give voice to the people long silenced. Multi-awarded Stronger Than Bullets is an ode to art and freedom.
Institute Film Series: Stronger Than Bullets
Date & Time
February 21, 2018 | 4:00 – 6:00pm