Art Worldwide

Refugee Iranian writers struggle with identity

May 2008 -

What does it feel like for a writer to leave everything behind and to go on living and working in a different country, a different culture and a different language? This was the main topic of a debate during the International Literature Festival Amsterdam.

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Shakespeare in the slums of Rio de Janeiro

April 2008 -

In La Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, Romeo and Juliet's love story is impossible because they live on hills controlled by rival gangs of drug traffickers.

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Theatrical war drums in Bogotá

April 2008 -

During the eleventh edition of the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro in Bogotá, devils literally roamed the streets of the Colombian capitol.

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Weng Shou-ming: "Some people think I have guts"

April 2008 -

The director from Fuijan believes he is an individualist among today's generation of Chinese film makers.

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Partho Sen-Gupta: "I want to offer resistance to Bollywood"

March 2008 -

With the Hinglish film Let the Wind Blow the Indian director tells his own story as well.

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Sewer artist Zezão: "My work is a complaint against the failing authorities"

March 2008 -

If you want to see the work created by Brazilian graffiti artist Zezão, you will need to descend into the São Paulo sewage system with a nose plug and a torch.

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Simphiwe Dana, jazz diva with a mission

March 2008 -

The South African singer keeps winning award after award, and all of her concerts were sold out. Yet her music style is not easy, and her message is anything but.

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The street as a dancing stage in Lima

February 2008 -

Under direction of Khosro Adibi, and in cooperation with Danza Tupac, dancers from Latin America used a suburban street as their practice stage for two weeks.

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Not a country for smart girls

February 2008 -

Persepolis is the film version of the autobiographical cartoons in which Marjane Satrapi tells about growing up in Iran and Europe at the time of the fall of the Shah, the Iranian revolution and the war with Iraq.

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Victor Ekpuk resident at the Thami Mnyele Foundation

February 2008 -

Slavery and colonialism have 'marinated' for a long time in Ekpuk's head. But it is only recently that he is making artistic statement about them.

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