Indian sex workers reach wide audience with documentary play

August 2008 -

The lives of sex workers have been a subject of much scrutiny in popular culture in India. In the play My Mother, The Gharwali, Her Maalak, His Wife they tell their own story.

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Rwanda wants to attract more culture enthusiasts

August 2008 -

Virtually everyone comes to see the gorillas or to enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the 'country of a thousand hills'. But the government wants more than eco-tourism.

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Network Creative Exchange disbands

August 2008 -

The British Organisation Creative Exchange, a network for culture and development, will cease operations in August of 2008, primarily due to a lack of funds. For ten years, Creative Exchange has maintained a worldwide network, focussing on the social role of art and culture and on raising people's consciousness regarding the contribution that art and culture makes to development and social change.

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Aurelio Martínez: 'I want to turn the tide with my music'

August 2008 -

Aurelio Martínez is one of the most important ambassadors of the Garifuna music that is slowly but surely overtaking the world.

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Ugandan and Dutch actors work together in anti-aids theatre

August 2008 -

In Kampala Ugandan and Dutch actors perform together in a play about aids, creating an interesting mix of theatre styles.

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Five thousand euros for a dollar bill at the Armenian Film Festival

August 2008 -

Andro Sakvarelidze and Giga Chkheidze from Georgia received an award from the Hubert Bals Fund - the Rotterdam International Film Festival's fund for filmmakers from developing countries - at the Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia. The filmmakers received five thousand euros for their Washington film project.

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Unspoken grief on a Chilean island

August 2008 -

In the movie El cielo, la tierra y la lluvia director José Luis Torres Leiva leaves a great deal unsaid.

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Female artists from Ethiopia in the spotlight

August 2008 -

According to Alem Desta, writer of Candace: Invincible women of Ethiopia most Ethiopians have no idea what women in the arts and in the cultural sector contribute to society.

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'Espacio Aglutinador makes space for independent art'

July 2008 -

In her house in Havana, curator Sandra Ceballos organizes artist in residence projects and pioneering exhibitions.

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Humour and solidarity in dance from South African townships

July 2008 -

Launched in 1992 as an initiative to help keep young people from ending up as criminals, the dance company Via Kathelong quickly became a global success.

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