Panel discussion will follow the film with:
Barbara LeSavoy, PhD
Director, Women and Gender Studies
The College at Brockport
Jennifer Creech, PhD
Assistant Professor of German
Department of Modern Languages And Cultures
University of Rochester
About the Film:
Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly – putting their lives at great risk.
Barbara Miller’s film FORBIDDEN VOICES accompanies these brave young rebels on their dangerous journey and trace their use of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries – thereby triggering international resonance by building up enormous political pressure.
TIME Magazine counts them among the world’s most influential voices. Based on their moving eyewitness reports and clandestine footage, FORBIDDEN VOICES pays homage to their courageous battle.
The Women's History Month series is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.