Architect Eko Prawoto: 'Man is just a passer-by in nature'

October 2008 -

As an architect, he was already used to working with space and dimension, as an extension of human needs. Now he is also using these concepts in his visual art.

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Film festival defies war in Eastern Congo

October 2008 -

Film maker Petna Ndaliko is one of the founders of the Salaam Kivu International Film Festival which will be held in Goma, Eastern Congo in October 2008.

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Abducted bride acquiesces in her fate

October 2008 -

Ernest Abdyjaparov pokes fun at rural traditions. Shaped into a romantic story, the film makes use of clear light and vibrant colours.Dat giet hij in een romantische vertelling, alles gefilmd in helder licht en felle kleuren.

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Seun Kuti: 'Africa must save Africa'

October 2008 -

While his famous father Fela's message was 'stand up and fight', with his mere 25 years son Seun calls upon his listeners not to fight, but to think.

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Prince Claus laureate Jeanguy Saintus: 'The dead provide strenghth and comfort'

September 2008 -

The Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus will never deny his roots. The traditions of his country, including voodoo rituals, are the starting point of his work.

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Female Arabic writers: neither mannish nor Scheherazadian

September 2008 -

Syrian-Kurdish writer and journalist Maha Hassan lived for a year at the invitiation of Amsterdam Vluchtstad (till August 2008) in the former, renovated apartment of Anne Frank and her family at the Amsterdam Merwedeplein. According to Maha Hassan the female author in the Arabic world is still caught in stereotypes. 

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Training and income for young artists in Cameroon

September 2008 -

At COYAC, an initiative by well-known artist Leennox Bobo, young Cameroonians are sharpening their artistic skills and improving their economic independence. 

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Donald Mugisha: 'I prefer digital filming because of the style'

September 2008 -

For Uganda film maker Donald Mugisha, the digital camera was sent from heaven.

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Afghan earth architecture builds new standards in design

September 2008 -

In the medieval city of Istalif an earth architecture team is working on a school building. It uses new techniques and traditional materials.

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Meschac Gaba and Tresses: a prayer for a troubled world

September 2008 -

Peace has become an important theme of the work of the Beninese artist.

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