Friday, March 22, 2013
York College’s Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming office will host two film viewings during April. "Tahrir: Liberation Square" will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 9, and "Free Land: A Hip Hop Journey from the Streets of Oakland to the Wild, Wild West" will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 23. Both events will be held in DeMeester Recital Hall (Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall) and are open to the public free of charge.
Soon after the first reports came about the occupation of Tahrir Square, filmmaker Stefano Savona headed for Cairo, where he stayed, amidst the ever-growing masses in the Square, for weeks. His film, "Tahrir: Liberation Square," introduces viewers to young Egyptians such as Elsayed, Noha and Ahmed, spending all day and night talking, shouting, singing, finally expressing everything they were forbidden to say out loud until now.
"Free Land" is a dynamic hip hop theater solo show written and performed by Ariel Luckey that follows a young white man’s search for his roots as it takes him from the streets of Oakland to the prairies of Wyoming on an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history. "Free Land" weaves spoken word poetry, acting, dance and hip hop music into a compelling performance that challenges viewers to take an unflinching look at the truth buried in the land beneath their feet.