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From Alumna Jen Marlowe:

"I am thrilled to announce that the World Premiere of my new documentary film, WITNESS BAHRAIN, will be in Seattle on Thursday, May 7 at 8:00pm at STIFF (Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival)!

I will be at the premiere and will hold a post screening Q & A, and, will be joined by Nada Al-Wadi, the Bahraini co-producer of the film!"

About Witness Bahrain: The Arab Spring uprising the world forgot:

Witness Bahrain is a piercing look inside Bahrain, two years after the start of Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising. The film follows an investment-banker-turned-activist as she travels all over Bahrain, uncovering dozens of stories, including doctors arrested and tortured under trumped up charges, nurses treating injured protestors at underground clinics, the family of a child killed by riot police, and the arrest of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Women explain why they protest, people pray on the remains of their demolished mosques, and youth clash daily with riot police. The government of Bahrain is denying entry to all but a few journalists and human rights defenders, so filmmaker Jen Marlowe had to enter the country under false pretenses and film clandestinely, before being deported by the Bahraini regime. The result is a one-hour documentary film cut from guerilla style footage shot with a small, hand held camera, capturing the most intimate, in-depth portrayal of the Bahraini government’s violent repression of Bahrain’s Arab Spring to date.

(Witness Bahrain is co-sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.)
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