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Rock, Rage and Self Defense

Hollaback! Dublin

Thursday 22th January 2015, 7pm

Hollaback! Dublin will hold a public screening of the documentary film Rock, Rage and Self Defense: An Oral History of Seattle’s Home Alive as part of its European tour.

The screening will be held on Thursday 22nd January at 7pm in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Entry is 5 euro or 2 euro student/ unwaged and will be available on the door. The film follows the origin story of Seattle’s grass-roots, self defense collective Home Alive. The collective’s creation was prompted by the rape and murder of punk band The Gits’ lead singer Mia Zapata, and other deaths in the Arts and Music community.

Scared and infuriated, her friends and community members came together to share their fears and discuss how to be safe in that environment. The result was a low-cost self defense program. Understanding the connection between self- defense and self-expression, nine women politicized the Seattle scene.

A discussion with the documentary’s creators Leah Michaels and Rozz Therrien will follow the screening. For more information, contact dublin@ihollaback.org.

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