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“We’re living in an age of mass uprisings” – Interviewer of filmaker Jehane Neujahim (“The Square”) points out something being missed by MSM and most Americans

March 22, 2014 1 comment

Jehane Noujaim filming The Square. (Courtesty of Noujaim Films)“The Square” is an Oscar nominated real-time documentary about Tahrir Square.  It’s well worth reading her perspective on events in Egypt and her filmmaking in this interview by Ed Rampell in In These Times:  “The Revolution Will Be Filmed”.  When one goes beyond Flight 370 and the Kardashians, it is clear that skyrocketing inequality of wealth and human rights is leading to a period of global unrest that is rarely commented on in the U.S.  It is a good thing that America has football and March Madness, or we might be seeing similar protests here.

Here is the quote that quote my attention:

We’re living in an age of mass uprisings. Every day there seems to be another protest—such as those in Bosnia, Venezuela or Ukraine. What do you make of these mass revolts?

Young people are trying to change their relationship with their government. It’s this exciting time when they’re using a public space as a political tool for change.

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