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Ebru : Reflections on Cultural Diversity in Turkey
Ebru : Reflections on Cultural Diversity in Turkey | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanTo state that Turkey is a mosaic of culture is nothing else than cliché. Launching into reflecting this diversity in a book of photographs commented by several Turkish authors and thinkers was more of an impossible challenge. Yet, this is what Attila Durak, photographer, and Ayse Gül Altinay, Editor of the book, have just managed to do.
 
Forum for the Arts in the Mediterranean (Fam) in Tunis
Forum for the Arts in the Mediterranean (Fam) in Tunis | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanEl Teatro, Tunis 7th to 13th of March Several artistic workshops will take place in El Teatro of Tunis involving Mediterranean and European Artists and Cultural managers. Organised by FAM, Forum for the Arts in the Mediterranean, the workshops will focus on shared choreography and Cultural Management.
 
The West and the Muslim World
The West and the Muslim World | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe report, “The West and the Muslim World” authored by 6 renowned Muslim intellectuals, Salwa Bakr, Basem Ezbidi, Dato’ Mohammed Jawhar Hassan, Fikret-karkik, Hanan Kassab Hassan and Mazhar Zaidi and released by IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is a clear attempt to deconstruct the main clichés and prejudices that embarass relationships between the Western and Muslim worlds today.
 
When the Arabs exported the tarab
Jamal Boushaba   

When the Arabs exported the tarab | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanStory. Between the Egyptian Revolution in 1919 and the beginning of the Lebanon war in 1975, the Middle East goes through a parenthesis of a blessed social and artistic freedom. On the trail of some of the protagonists of this period, in a story based on the latest graphicnovel by Lamia Ziadé, to immerse in a mythical heritage. Is it lost forever? (Ebticar/Le Desk)

 
PirateBeirut. Free sharing to create culture
Cristiana Scoppa   

PirateBeirut. Free sharing to create culture | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanPirateBeirut. Free sharing to create culture | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanBorn in 2009 to “preserve the cultural heritage of Lebanon”, the “pirate” file-sharing site has helped launch stars that now are internationally acclaimed, such as Mashrou’ Leila. And it is chosen by a growing number of musicians to reach the public in more than 150 countries.

 
Dernier Maquis: Union through Work and Islam
Dernier Maquis: Union through Work and Islam | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanA sensitive eye, a first-rate filming technique, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche mixes topics efficiently: work, religion, politics, feelings… and depicts in Dernier Maquis the complexity of the daily life of this “disregarded proletarian multitude” united in work and Islam.
 
Through Ottoman Eyes
Through Ottoman Eyes | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanIstanbul in the second half of the nineteenth century became both training ground and inspiration for the emerging artists of photography, Ottoman and foreign alike. For any European traveller, exotic Istanbul was a first stop on the way to the Orient, and many a fledgling photographer fell under its spell, among them such legends-to-be as James Robertson, Felice and Antonio Beato, Carlo Naya and Tancrède Dumas. All stayed on to hone their photographic skills while exploring the city. “The photographers of Constantinople” is a comprehensive history of photography in the Ottoman empire that gives cosmopolitan Istanbul the prominence it deserves.
 
A touch of Mediterranean at the Edinburgh Film Festival
A touch of Mediterranean at the Edinburgh Film Festival | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe 62nd edition of the EIFF has seen the participation of the young Lebanese filmmaker Simon El Habre, who contributed with his very first feature-length work titled “The One Man Village” (Semaan Bil Day’a).
 
Safineh
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Safineh | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanSafineh | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanGab Ferneiné is a Lebanese media consultant who dedicated his latest experimental video, Safineh (Arabic for “boat”), to the Beirut port. Mashallah News asked him a couple of questions about his work that we are happy to share here. (Ebticar/Mashallah news)

 
Three faces of women’s creativity in Lebanon
Three faces of women’s creativity in Lebanon | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanIn the Country of the Cedars artistic creation has witnessed a significant development in the past ten years. And Women are in the lead in this field and reveal an undeniable talent enhanced by a Lebanese peculiarity: that intrinsic mix of East and West.
 

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