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“Murmurs”, photos to say No to war!
“Murmurs”, photos to say No to war! | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanTo be one with one’s instrument. Aim and open fire. One can take photographs as one would take arms in order to defend or to rehabilitate Memory.
 
A music-filled Tunisian film perfectly fits this doubtful moment
Maha ElNabawi / Laua Gribbon   

A music-filled Tunisian film perfectly fits this doubtful moment | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThrough the creation of a fictional Arabic alt-rock band, Khyam Allami composed, arranged and produced a soundtrack that’s as nuanced, lo-fi and punk rock as Leyla Buazid’s award-winning debut movie, A peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes)

 
Residents reinvent direct democracy in El Guettar
Paul Kahn / Rafika Bendermel   

Residents reinvent direct democracy in El Guettar | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanResidents reinvent direct democracy in El Guettar | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanArriving in ElGuettar, Redeyef or Thala, first we are overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape, the deserted or green mountains, depending on the proximity to the Sahara. As we enter these cities in south Tunisia we note immediately the total absence of infrastructure, paved roads, means of transport. There's just a medical clinic, a primary school and a few shops. No public services or administration, how do the inhabitants manage their everday lives? (Ebticar/Tunisie Bondy Blog)

 
The “black spots” of Tunisia
Lilia Blaise   

The “black spots” of Tunisia | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe “black spots” of Tunisia | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanAn already precarious system of garbage collection and disposal has collapsed after the revolution. An investigation by Inkyfada looks inside the complex disposal system in Tunisia, which threatens to turn the country into an “open landfill site”. (Inkifada/Ebticar)

 
Sketches from Syria
Ella Wind   

Sketches from Syria | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanIn February 2010, François Canavaggio, a French lawyer and painter, received a postcard from his friend Samir, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, who was staying in Damascus for a few months to take Arabic classes.

 
The stolen library: Syrian artists poetically archive Arab publishing
Maha ElNabawi - Rowan El Shimi/Mada Masr   

The stolen library: Syrian artists poetically archive Arab publishing | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterranean“When the Library was Stolen” is the first iteration of “Series of Disappearances”, a project by the collective Fehras, created by three Syrian artists now living in Berlin, Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas and Sami Rustom. The project was inspired by the story of the recently raided library of renowned Saudi-Iraqi author Abdel Rahman Mounif (1933-2004) and will examine the relocation of knowledge in and out of the MENA region due to various economic, political and social changes.

 
Syrian eyes of the world
babelmed   

Syrian eyes of the world | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterranean"Syrian Eyes of the World" is a collaborative project imagined by Youssef Shoufan for La maison de la Syrie. The project brings together portraits of Syrians made by Syrian photographers from Damascus to Montreal, from Beirut to New-York.

 
Rojava: Life and War in Kurdish Syria
Andy Spyra / Younes Mohammad   

Rojava: Life and War in Kurdish Syria | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanIn early October this year Younes and I left Erbil, the Kurdish capital of northern Iraq, heading straight to the border crossing at Fish Khabour, located in the triangle between Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.

 
Impressions, Dream City 2012
Elizabeth Grech   
Impressions, Dream City 2012 | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanA cultural journey in the old medina of the city of Tunis. These pictures were taken during a few artistic stops interspersed with beautiful encounters on the different Dream City paths. Contemporary art initiative supported by the Art Rue Association. Hispstamatic Photos by Elizabeth Grech for Babelmed.
 
Syria : “When puppets turn against the dictator”
Mohamed Ali Atassi   
Syria : “When puppets turn against the dictator” | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanAmong the artistic expressions that have spread on the internet and social networks, do not miss out on the group of puppet theatre “Masasit Mati”, referring to the drink Mati consumed in the Arab East.
 

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