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Country: ARGENTINA, USA, EL SALVADOR, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, UNITED KINGDOM, SLOVENIA, LIBERIA, AUSTRALIA
Run Time: 91 minutes
This is the visual history lesson you weren’t taught in high school. From the Argentinian Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to Bobby Sands and The Troubles of Northern Ireland, legacies of oppression are embedded within our global history. In most cases, these oppressed people are silenced, and their stories are lost to the detriment of history. BEYOND THE WALLS shows us the unlikely way in which these people have gained a voice: mural art. From Australian aboriginals telling their long-lost story, to women in El Salvador addressing the dangerous patriarchy they live under, these murals offer a different side of history told by the people who've lived it. Though their stories are difficult and often upsetting, their art has the power to reclaim what was lost in their suffering. These non-biased interviewees give power to the victims—marginalized and impoverished people around the world. (In English, Spanish, Arabic, and Hebrew with subtitles) —C.P.
Gayle Embrey, Pablo Robert
Zeke Eagan, Gayle Embrey
Iair Michel Attias, Laura Fuente Ramos
Gayle Embrey graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Art History, Painting, and Photography. She went on to receive her Master's from The Naropa University in Colorado. With a strong background in counseling, Embrey turned to filmmaking in 2006.
BEYOND THE WALLS (2013)
Power Surge Productions, LLC
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