Razsa, Maple John

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Preliminary abstract: During the winter of 2012-2013, a wave of popular protest erupted in widespread rioting that brought down the mayor of the once thriving industrial city of Maribor - and then forced the resignation of the national government. Drawing on an archive of activist footage, 'The Maribor Uprisings: an Interactive Documentary' (co-directed with Milton Guillen) will provide audiences with a sensory and embodied experience of these protests. In addition to situating them amidst the jostling protesters, the film will reflect on the ambivalent and politically divisive questions of confrontational protest and its affects, questions that have been raised with increasing urgency in the 'global uprisings' of recent years, from the Arab Spring, thought the Occupy Movement, to popular outrage against police violence in Ferguson, Oakland and Baltimore.