The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Documentary
Maple Razsa and Milton Guillén in collaboration with Mary Lampson
Awarded Amount: $4,050
Twice, the people went into the streets. Twice, the police drove them away. What began as a series of protests was transformed into a series of uprisings. Anger over political corruption became unruly revolt in once-prosperous Maribor, Slovenia. This participatory documentary places its audiences in the third and largest uprising in Maribor. As crowds surround and ransack City Hall under a hailstorm of tear gas canisters, live audiences will have to decide collectively how they participate in these events and how they understand the popular unrest of our times, from the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter.