Art Worldwide

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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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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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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'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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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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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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Global grandeur at the Sonsbeek sculpture exhibit

July 2008 -

The three African participants El Anatsui, Joseph Sumégné and Willem Boshoff emphasize community as an aspect of human grandeur at the Sonsbeek sculpture exhibit.

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