An electric chair made of plastic bottles in the Venice of the jungle

April 2009 -

The cultural organisation La Restinga has been working  since 2007 on its project Crea Belén in the Peruvian Amazon city Iquitos. Children learn how to deal creatively with complex social issues.

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Call for action at EU meeting about culture and development

April 2009 -

Scepticism and hope characterize the Brussels Declaration, the final statement of the international meeting Culture and creativity. Vectors for development.

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Poetry keeps hope alive in Zimbabwe

April 2009 -

The political turmoil that has been going on in Zimbabwe has been the muse for poets and writers who have used it in their creative work. Poetry has become a tool in spitting and uttering protest statements in the struggle that Zimbabweans have been facing.

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Kamran Ashtari: "Internet is Iran's only public forum"

April 2009 -

Do satellite television, the Internet and digital film offer an escape from censorship in a country like Iran? This what the viewer starts to wonder while watching the Iranian documentary Head Wind.

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Zimbabwe in Pictures

April 2009 -

Zimbabwe in Pictures is a blog which contributes to the independent gathering of news from Zimbabwe. Editor-in-chief/publisher Chris Kabwato explains the background and the objectives of the e-zine.

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Nigerian movie awards gain importance in entire Africa

April 2009 -

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were founded in 2005 to recognise and reward Nigerian films. Slowly it is becoming a continental affair with plans to establish a continental film fund to keep African cinema alive.

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Artists' mobility focal point at Cairo symposium

April 2009 -

Independent art spaces, funders, curators, artists, and networks from the Middle East, Africa and Europe were present at the Cairo Residency Symposium.

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Extraordinary film premiere in Peruvian shanty town

April 2009 -

The Peruvian-Spanish film La Teta Asustada, winner of the Golden Bear during the Berlinale 2009, experienced an extraordinary premiere. The film was shown to an audience in the shanty town of Manchay to the north-east of capital Lima.

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Art from behind bars in India

April 2009 -

Two years ago Kavita Shivdasani, a value-educator, had a unique idea for bringing the realities of India into her classroom. She took her affluent group of young students on an educational tour of Mumbai's Arthur Road jail.

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Artists residence in former Bolivian slaughterhouse complex

April 2009 -

A former 19th-century slaughterhouse in the Bolivian capital Cochabamba has been home to a unique mega-sized project since 2005: mARTadero.

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