Art As A Weapon
Beautifully made, this daring documentary shines a light on a remarkable school in Myanmar (Burma) that teaches street art as a form of non-violent struggle. While Myanmar has recently made strides on the international stage, decades of military rule still loom large over the landscape. The film chronicles the journey of these young students as they emerge from the darkness of military rule and become an international symbol of revolution. As their story starts to spread, French artist (JR) invites them to join his global art campaign- The Inside Out Project, and 8200 hundred miles away artist Shepard Fairey paints a mural of a Burmese monk in support of the students struggle. The film connects these seemingly unrelated characters around the idea of using art as a weapon for change. You can buy this documentary on vimeo ondemand for $9,99.