Extraordinary Women Film Series: Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer

This film accompanies these brave young cyberfeminists on perilous journeys. Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored, but world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are unafraid of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women represent a new, networked generation of modern rebels in Cuba, China and Iran, shaking the foundations of the state information monopoly, putting them at great risk. Tracing each woman’s use of social media to denounce and combat violations of human rights and free speech in her home country, Forbidden Voices attests to the Internet’s potential for building international awareness and political pressure. The 2012 film was made by Barbara Miller and runs 96 minutes. Ossie Davis Theater. Free.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
Presenter Website: nrpl.org

Sponsor Message

Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and in partnership with Zonta Club New Rochelle.