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April 25, 2014 7:00 pmFacets Multi-media
1517 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Voices of Protest draws attention to the plight of exiled authors and celebrates a global literature. The Guild Literary Complex will host Manal Al-Sheikh (Iraq) and Mazen Maarouf (Palestine), two poets currently living in exile in Scandinavia because their work as writers and journalists has endangered their existence in their countries.
As part of this program, two short films will be screened which are included in Poets of Protest, an Al Jazeera produced documentary series by British filmmaker Roxana Vilk. The series focuses on six Middle Eastern authors and the relationship of their work to initiatives for democracy and social justice across the Middle East. Screenings will be followed by readings from Al-Sheikh and Maarouf.
Support for Voices of Protest is provided by the MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund. It is co-sponsored by Facets Multi-Media, Al Jazeera America, Words Without Borders, and HotHouse.