Movie night: The Uprising (Pravini Baboeram, 2019)

Sunday 2 july 2023, Movie night: The Uprising (Pravini Baboeram, 2019) * 94 minutes * Languages: English & Dutch * English subtitles * Doors open at 20:30, intro & film start at 21:00.

The Uprising is a documentary that connects colonialism to the common challenges that different communities of colour witness in contemporary society. The director analyses in nine written songs and with thirteen interviews how the heritage of colonialism is still rooted in nowadays society and how this heritage criminalises social/political struggles against racism. The struggles that are analysed in this documentary includes the struggle against blackface, the struggle for recognition of Dutch’s crimes in Indonesia, the fight for liberation of Palestine and the struggle for an inclusive society. The documentary ends with some suggestion for future resistance movements in order to create a new world of plurality and diversity. Trailer:

About the director:

Pravini Baboeram is an artist and activist from the Netherlands who use art to create social change. She holds a master degree in Media & Culture studies from UVA in Amsterdam. She has her own production label and was founder of several action against racism and cultural appropriation.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net