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Contemporary sparks between video, performance and urban planning in Cairo
Mada Masr   

Contemporary sparks between video, performance and urban planning in Cairo | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAn art project in a cafe, a Japanese-Egyptian urban laboratory and the annual 2B Continued festival dedicated to performance art in all its forms: in Cairo contemporary art and the spectacle involve the audience in an original way. Three events reviewed by MadaMasr. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Romani artistic expressions
Federica Araco   

Romani artistic expressions  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIs it possible to talk about Romani arts? If so, what cultural models inspire its standards of beauty? And what is meant by romanipé? Interviews and testimonials on the reality in Italy by creators, academics and researchers.

 
The gitano duende in Spain
Cristina Artoni   

The gitano duende in Spain | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFrom flamenco to rumba, through the literary productions passed down orally from generation to generation, to the young creators who today reinterpret the tradition with contemporary language. The reportage by Babelmed on artistic expressions of Romany communities in Barcelona and Andalusia.

 
Boycott drive proposes martyrs, prisoners as parliamentary candidates
Mada Masr   

Boycott drive proposes martyrs, prisoners as parliamentary candidates  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSome young activists are calling on Egyptians to boycott the parliamentary elections in honor of the martyrs of the revolution and imprisoned political dissidents. But given the boycott's limited outreach and a general political apathy, some dismiss the campaign as an elitist folly. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Shattered dreams of Syrian refugees in Morocco
Imad Stitou   

Shattered dreams of Syrian refugees in Morocco | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFleeing the war, thousands have arrived in Moroccan cities in successive waves since 2011. In Casablanca, Rabat or Kenitra, Syrian refugees tell their despair in a country that does not give them asylum for security reasons. (Ebticar/Le Desk)

 
Tunisia/Libya: Between terrorism and civil war, Libyan refugees held hostage
Rafika Bendermel   

Tunisia/Libya: Between terrorism and civil war, Libyan refugees held hostage  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAmong the countries that have seen a forced march to migration in the Mediterranean area in recent years, the Libyan case could be an exception. Indeed, despite the mass exodus of at least one and a half million Libyans at the climax of the civil war, many have found refuge in Tunisia, the only state to have obtained a democratic benefit from the Arab Spring.(Ebticar / Tunisie Bondy Blog)

 
The Dox Box Residency for engaged documentary filmmakers
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The Dox Box Residency for engaged documentary filmmakers | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIf you are a documentary filmmaker working on a film that is socio-politically engaged and includes audio-visual footage originally produced by citizen journalists or media activists, you can apply to The Residency, the new program launched by the Dox Box Association.

 
Gabi Jimenez or the rage to create
Nathalie Galesne   

Gabi Jimenez or the rage to create  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureHe is immersed in Gypsy imagination but refuses to identify himself as an artist through the prism of a "specific Roma culture". His painting is a political act like a sharp sword ready to sever all forms of humiliation and discrimination inflicted on Gypsies. An interview

 
Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole"
Övgü Pinar   

Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole" | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIs it possible to talk about a universal, all-inclusive Gypsy culture? What are the distinctive characteristics of different Gypsy groups and how are they transmitted through generations in a community without a written culture? An interview with Turkish professor of music ethnography ?brahim Yavuz Yükselsin and a portrait of Turkish-Gypsy director Elmas Arus.

 
Interview with Evelyne Pommer from Médiathèque Mateo Maximoff
Nathalie Galesne   

Interview with Evelyne Pommer from Médiathèque Mateo Maximoff | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEvelyne Pommerat receives you the Médiathèque Mateo Maximoff with precious attention. Responsible for an extensive archive devoted to Gypsies and travellers (gent du voyage), this veteran documentalist turned this place into an open window to the present, thanks to a vibrant cultural program.

 
The difficult transition
Tom Rollins   

The difficult transition | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRefugees and migrants face increasing arrests in Egypt for attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Syria operation just 40-percent funded for this year, while socio-economic challenges remain. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Hamid Fadhel, a life for migrants in Algiers
Nejma Rondeleux   

Hamid Fadhel, a life for migrants in Algiers | babelmed | mediterranean cultureOn the long road of exile, migrants also encounter good souls. Hamid Fadhel is one of them. This thirty-seven year-old Algerian dedicates himself completely to others for 15 years, within the association Rencontre et Développement. (Ebticar / Radio M)

 
The Sinti of Prato welcome refugees
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The Sinti of Prato welcome refugees | babelmed | mediterranean culture"We have always fought for equality, to combat xenophobia and for the right to a dignified life for all. As citizens of Italy and Prato (which we are), as Europeans and as Sinti, we can not continue to look with indifference to what is happening", says the president of the comunity, Ernesto Grandini.

 
Film Prize of the Robert Bosch stiftung for International Cooperation
babelmed   

Film Prize of the Robert Bosch stiftung for International Cooperation | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA total of 15 production teams will be selected and invited to pitch their film at the Berlinale Talents 2016 in Berlin (Germany), the major event for emerging filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, where a jury will then select the three winners.

 

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