Video artist Fernando Arias on his project Humanos Derechos

September 2008 -

The main figures in an armed conflict literally strip to the skin in a video project by the Columbian artist.

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Mpumelo Paul Grootboom: 'Theatre climate in South Africa has many taboos'

September 2008 -

His play Township Stories was an enormous success and toured the entire world. The South African playwright and director is now working on a new production, Foreplay, based on Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler.

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Notorious video halls bring Ugandan films to bigger crowds

September 2008 -

Video halls in Uganda have a bad reputation. For a small fee, people can come to the shabby halls to watch a movie. However, they can also be seen as an important step towards a film culture.

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Perihan Magden: 'Luckily, no one knows my face'

September 2008 -

Perihan Magden is both loved and feared in Turkey. Every morning she shakes her readers awake every morning with dead-sharp analyses and witty remarks. However, she must also pay the price.

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Disruption of a woman's life

September 2008 -

Young Lee Shin-Ae is struck by disaster in an intimate and critical film by Korean director Lee-Chang-dong.

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Surprising Africa - Cross media storytelling

september 2008 -

Cross media storytelling, vibrant and fast moving technological and creative development from cities across Africa.

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The art of survival at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa

September 2008 -

Students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo must fulfil three tasks: they must study, produce works of art and find a client base for these works.

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Indonesian transgender actors: 'We want to break the stigma'

August 2008 -

Three queers starred at the Yogyakarta Arts Festival during a personal and realistic performance. Kusuma Ayu, Maria Alda Novka and Arum Marischa contributed a lot to the script, which represents their own life in many ways.

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'Peruvian film culture benefits more from criticism than prosperity'

August 2008 -

Filmmaker Josué Mendez sees an important role for film critics, since the preference in his country is for commercial American productions.

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Painting tradition helps reconstruction in Sichuan

August 2008 -

People put them on their walls to ward off bad luck. Originally from the region of Sichuan, they are called 'New Year paintings' , usually with vivid myth characters and bright colors.In the Chinese earthquake region, this popular art form is used to give the population a new livelihood.

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