“When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.”

The latest movie by activist and film director Iara Lee aims to explore the Syrian conflict while focusing on this specific sentiment about conflict and war.

Lee is in Kuwait today and tomorrow for the screening of “The Suffering Grasses,” her latest film on the Syrian revolution. The movie aims to explore the Syrian conflict from the ground up by showing that in all such conflicts, civilians are the ones who suffer at the leisure of those in power. The movie also seeks to showcase the motivations of the big players in the conflict, such as the Ba’athist party of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army, and other international countries involved such as the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Gulf countries.

The movie is being shown at multiple Cinescape venues in Kuwait from June 28 to July 4 . Lee will host Q & A sessions after the following screenings taking place on June 28 and 29. (Please note that admission is free of charge):

  • 360 Cinema – 4:00-7:45 p.m.
  • Avenues – 5:00-8:45 p.m.
  • Bairaq – 6:00 p.m.
  • Fanar – 6:30 p.m.

Iara Lee is a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network. She has directed short and feature-length documentaries including “Synthetic Pleasures” and “Beneath the Borqa.” She is also a member of the council of advisors of the National Geographic Society and the International Crisis Group (ICG).

For more information about Iara Lee and the Cultures of Resistance Network, visit www.culturesofresistance.org

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