Resilient Cities

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season

"Resilient Cities" is a five-part documentary series that uncovers thriving underground arts scenes in cities that have experienced major traumas: natural disasters, long-term war, political unrest or economic meltdown. Featuring five creatively unique cities -- Beirut, Lebanon; Kiev, Ukraine; Athens, Greece; Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Medellin, Columbia -- each episode features local artists who are determined to create art as a means of political protest, to create change or to display courage. Created from the perspective of filmmakers, writers, and musicians who live in these troubled and sometimes war-torn cities, art provides a glimpse into these less explored and embattled parts of the world. Resilient Cities shows that something beautiful and vibrant can continue to flourish against all odds.

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Warsaw: Art Fighting Ultranationalism
15. Warsaw: Art Fighting Ultranationalism
April 27, 2018
In Warsaw, artists are rising and denouncing the excesses of the new nationalist government.
Karachi: Creating Art Amid Terror
14. Karachi: Creating Art Amid Terror
April 27, 2018
In Karachi, artists create in the midst of a growing and dangerous fundamentalism.
Chicago: Artists Fighting Segregation
13. Chicago: Artists Fighting Segregation
April 27, 2018
In one of the richest cities in the US, beset by a high murder rate, artists are fighting segregation.
Nairobi: Art Disrupting Corruption
12. Nairobi: Art Disrupting Corruption
April 27, 2018
In the vibrant metropolis of Nairobi, artists are disrupting the stagnation of the ruling elites.
Jakarta: Art Defying Moral Conservatism
11. Jakarta: Art Defying Moral Conservatism
April 27, 2018
In a Jakarta beset by a wave of religious and moral conservatism, artists are at the forefront of a fight against threats to personal freedom.
Manila: Creating in Spite of Fear
10. Manila: Creating in Spite of Fear
April 27, 2018
In Manila, artists insist on creating in spite of a new climate of fear in the country.
Havana: Art from a Disconnected Island
9. Havana: Art from a Disconnected Island
April 27, 2018
In post-revolution Havana, despite a recent opening up of the island, artists struggle to get their work out.
Lagos: Artists Provoking Debate
8. Lagos: Artists Provoking Debate
April 27, 2018
In Africa's largest city, characterized by extreme social divides, artists are bringing controversial debates into public life.
Jerusalem: Artists Fighting for Their Own Truth
7. Jerusalem: Artists Fighting for Their Own Truth
April 27, 2018
In a volatile, divided city in the heart of the Middle East, artists are fighting for their own truth and trying to keep their creative energy alive.
Moscow: Expression in the Face of Suppression
6. Moscow: Expression in the Face of Suppression
April 27, 2018
In a city under an authoritarian regime, where political activism can lead to imprisonment, a few brave artists are challenging the oppressive power structure.
Medellin
5. Medellin
March 25, 2016
In Columbia's city of Medellin, once considered the most dangerous place in the world; a rapper, a musician, a filmmaker and an urban planner take us on a tour of their city currently experiencing a cultural renaissance.
Port-Au-Prince
4. Port-Au-Prince
March 18, 2016
In the wake of a devastating earthquake, the sounds of creativity reverberate throughout the streets of Port-au-Prince.
Athens
3. Athens
March 11, 2016
Art as solace in an Athens on the verge of economic collapse.
Kiev
2. Kiev
March 4, 2016
In a city on the divide between Russia and Europe, the art of protest stands against war and corruption.
Beirut
1. Beirut
February 26, 2016
In a city under pressure, where conflict can break out at any moment, a new generation of artists are rising above Beirut's bullet-holed past.
Description

"Resilient Cities" is a five-part documentary series that uncovers thriving underground arts scenes in cities that have experienced major traumas: natural disasters, long-term war, political unrest or economic meltdown. Featuring five creatively unique cities -- Beirut, Lebanon; Kiev, Ukraine; Athens, Greece; Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Medellin, Columbia -- each episode features local artists who are determined to create art as a means of political protest, to create change or to display courage.

Created from the perspective of filmmakers, writers, and musicians who live in these troubled and sometimes war-torn cities, art provides a glimpse into these less explored and embattled parts of the world. Resilient Cities shows that something beautiful and vibrant can continue to flourish against all odds.

Resilient Cities is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on February 26, 2016.

Where to Watch Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities is available for streaming on the Pivot website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Resilient Cities on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 26, 2016