Resistance Artists

resistance art

One ongoing focus of Cultures of Resistance Films is highlighting the work of resistance artists around the world. Through our films, we have showcased people who use art forms including music, dance, photography, and cartooning to confront injustice and promote a more peaceful and sustainable world. The Resistance Artist series was a curated collection of short films made from 2010 to 2013. Below is a list of films in the series:


  • A Day with Lowkey and Shadia Mansour (2010) follows Iraqi rapper Lowkey and Palestinian lyricist Shadia Mansour at a book tour stop, where they discuss Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip, and then to the studio, where they talk about the convergence of their music and political activism. 6 minutes.

  • Muslimgauze: Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones (2013) features a trailer created by Cultures of Resistance Films to preview author Ibrahim Khider’s new book, which celebrates the artist’s politically motivated craft. 4 minutes.

  • MV Bill: Peace to the Favelas (Brazil) (2011) documents the work of hip-hop artist MV Bill, who calls out Rio’s heavy-handed approach to policing the favelas and promotes a more human alternative: engaging youth in the arts. 3 minutes.

  • Papa Wemba: Singing for a Brighter Congo (2011) features an original interview with the legendary singer in which he talks about his music, the future of his country’s politics, and the tensions between politicians and artists in Africa. 3 minutes.

  • Thembo Kash: Cartooning for Justice DRC/Congo (2011) profiles a Congolese illustrator who focuses his work on two themes: the corruption that plagues his country’s government and the exploitation of natural resources by foreign corporations. 4 minutes.


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We're excited to announce a screening of our documentary BURKINABÈ BOUNTY, which explores agroecology in Burkina Faso, with Movement13 in Berlin! The event will take place 2 February 2023 at with the bar opening at 7pm and the screening starting at 8pm. The screening will be free! Check out the trailer for the film here: And get more info on the screening here: MVMNT 13 @mvmnt13 ... See MoreSee Less
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