April122013
February132013

Somali-Australian artist Nadia Faragaab talking about art, language, and the issues affecting her community.

January32013
August72012
iradeh:

From a collection titled “Today’s Life and War” by Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti. 
Click on the photo to look at more.

iradeh:

From a collection titled “Today’s Life and War” by Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti. 

Click on the photo to look at more.

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July292012
June62012
fatwasandfanboys:

Shirin Neshat, “Paris,” 2008

fatwasandfanboys:

Shirin Neshat, “Paris,” 2008

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June32012

Fatima Mawas
A fresh and daring young Australian filmmaker, Fatima Mawas’ work explodes stereotypes and takes on themes of identity, racism, war, religion and spirituality. Her short film Mary, was a finalist at Tropfest 2010 and the Colourfest Film Festival, and toured Australia with the 2011 Arab Film Festival. Mawas is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and UNSW’s College of Fine Arts. She has written and directed short films, music videos and a live action stereoscopic 3D film. (via Arab Film Festival 2012 | Fatima Mawas)

Fatima Mawas

A fresh and daring young Australian filmmaker, Fatima Mawas’ work explodes stereotypes and takes on themes of identity, racism, war, religion and spirituality. Her short film Mary, was a finalist at Tropfest 2010 and the Colourfest Film Festival, and toured Australia with the 2011 Arab Film Festival. Mawas is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and UNSW’s College of Fine Arts. She has written and directed short films, music videos and a live action stereoscopic 3D film. (via Arab Film Festival 2012 | Fatima Mawas)

May182012
darling80m:

VOICES: 5 things you should know about Yemen

In a country of 24 million there are many voices. Here are just some, trying to explain their country from the capital of Sanaa. The artist:



Hend Nasiri is an artist and a human rights crusader. She started painting in 2006 but her colourful art took on new meaning when her country went to war. She worries her bright drawings are not symbolic of her country’s future.

You can read/see interviews with other Yemenis here.

darling80m:

VOICES: 5 things you should know about Yemen

In a country of 24 million there are many voices. Here are just some, trying to explain their country from the capital of Sanaa. The artist:

Hend Nasiri is an artist and a human rights crusader. She started painting in 2006 but her colourful art took on new meaning when her country went to war. She worries her bright drawings are not symbolic of her country’s future.

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April202012

stayingunderground:

#038 - WHO IS THE GRAFFITI ARTIST?

“I am not an artist yet. Artists are great people aren’t they? I am only taking the first steps.”

I was born and raised in Iran and in the last 3 years of school I wanted to chose art as my major subject but I was told that as an Afghan I wasn’t allowed. So I studied accounting which was okay but a million miles away from painting.

When my family came back to Afghanistan I tried again and passed into the Faculty of Fine Arts at Kabul University. Art is such a part of my life that I don’t know what would happen if was not able to continue. It would be like having a piece cut out of me.

(read more at www.kabulatwork.tv)

Everything about this video is beautiful. Long live the artists.

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March172012

First Person: Qatari filmmaker Sophia al-Maria (Sci-Fi Wahabi) - 04 Nov 09 (by AlJazeeraEnglish)

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