Jen Marlowe, documentary filmmaker and author
In July 2012, documentary filmmaker Jen Marlowe traveled to Bahrain in order to clandestinely observe and document the continued repression against Bahrainis Arab Spring. Marlowe's talk explores the central role women play in Bahrainis Arab Spring, challenging Western stereotypes about women in conservative Middle Eastern societies. She also examines the overly simplistic shiitake versus Sunni analysis characterizing the uprising. Throughout, Marlowe will highlight inspirational Bahraini pro-democracy activists, who continue their freedom struggle at great personal risk.