About Us



    Worldwide, people from all walks of life are finding creative ways to oppose war and promote peace, justice, and sustainability. Culture—including film, music, and food—is fertile terrain for this struggle. Education that nourishes a critical mind and fortifies the soul is just as essential.

    Cultures of Resistance (CoR) is the name of both a feature documentary and an activist network. This website, CulturesOfResistance.org, exists as an outreach site through which people inspired by the film can find ways to get involved around peace and global justice issues. Click here to read a narrative history of some of Cultures of Resistance's past work.

    Feature Documentary
    The CULTURES OF RESISTANCE feature documentary is a production of Caipirinha Productions. Directed by Iara Lee, the film highlights the work of artists, musicians, and dancers throughout the world who are working for peace and justice, and are re-conceiving resistance as a fundamentally creative act.
    The Cultures of Resistance website seeks to get audiences involved with the activist groups and campaigns featured in the film.

    CoR Project Areas
    Through this website and using the resources of our sister organizations, CoR promotes a variety of grassroots campaigns and organizations. We both draw attention to the ongoing work of organizations that are engaged in long-term campaigns for social change and assist activist efforts to address humanitarian crises as they arise.

    Our work falls into four project areas:

    Make Films Not WarMake Films Not War
    Collaborating with innovative and dedicated artists working to unleash the power of the moving image.

    Make Music Not War Make Music Not War
    Promoting the universal language of music as a cultural bridge.

    Make Food Not WarMake Food Not War
    Supporting organizations that connect the cultural richness of cuisine to issues of aid, trade, and sustainability.

    Education Not War
    Creating educational opportunities for under-served students of all ages.



    Director Iara Lee

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