July 2013

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We are thrilled to welcome documentary filmmaker and producer Mike Lerner to the Uncertain States Salon on Tuesday 2nd. He will be discussing the making of his new film ” Pussy Riot, a Punk Prayer” (Sundance Audience Award, opening film at Sheffield Festival 2013). Pussy Riot comes from a tradition of ‘Art as Spectacle’ and Mike will be referencing some of their influences and discussing the wider context of art and resistance. Mike has produced, amongst many others, the Oscar nominated ‘To Hell and Back Again’ (best Documentary Film- Sundance Film Festival 2012)and “Afgan Star” (Audience Award Sundance Film Festival 2011).