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A madrasa of theatre
Övgü Pinar   

A madrasa of theatre  | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanIn a little village by the Aegean shores of Turkey is born a unique example of communal cultural institute. Created by public funding, the Theatre Madrasa offers the artists the opportunity to come together, make research and practice in an “out of this world” setting.

 
Separate worlds brought together through arts
Övgü Pınar   

Separate worlds brought together through arts | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanFirst phase of the “WALLS-Separate Worlds” project took place in ?irince, Turkey, Theatre actors from Turkey, Cyprus and Italy came together in the artistic residency workshop and put ino practise “the importance of knowing each other”.

 
The walls of the Gezi Park
Övgü Pınar   

The walls of the Gezi Park | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe spirit of the Gezi Park protests still reverberates from the walls, which were adorned with creative graffiti and slogans.

 
“Gezi Park brought down the walls between the Kurds and nationalist Turks”
Övgü Pinar   

“Gezi Park brought down the walls between the Kurds and nationalist Turks” | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanInterview with Kadri Gürsel, columnist for Turkish daily “Milliyet” and “Al Monitor” website, and the chairman of the Turkish National Committee of the International Press Institute.

 
Muslims and Jews of Tétouan. Testimonials
Nathalie Galesne   

Muslims and Jews of Tétouan. Testimonials | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanM'Hammad Bennaboud is a historian who knows every stone of the Medina of Tetouan, but also the great changes that the city has gone through since the last century to the present day. He tells the story of coexistence between Jews and Muslims in the area.

 
Burneshas: Women who choose to live as a man
Övgü Pınar   

Burneshas: Women who choose to live as a man | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanIn the northern mountain villages of Albania, some women “become men” to escape the harsh traditions of the patriarchal society. Taking an oath of virginity, they dress, work and live like men.

 
Agunot: Jewish “chained” wives
Övgü Pınar   

Agunot: Jewish “chained” wives | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe plight of orthodox Jewish women trapped in marriages is back under spotlights as activists try to raise awareness on International Agunah Day, which fell on March 13 this year.

 
A “killing the messenger law” against BDS
Stefano Nanni   

A “killing the messenger law” against BDS | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterranean"Boycott calls may annoy people, but protecting freedom of expression is particularly necessary when that expression is liable to antagonize and be unpopular". Interview with Aeyal Gross, professor of international law and a member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

 
Israel, “We are not criminals”! The migrants global call
Stefano Nanni   

Israel, “We are not criminals”! The migrants global call | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterranean"A people that has suffered so much cannot ignore the tragedies of other peoples." The protest of the African asylum seekers in Israel goes global, with demonstrations of solidarity all around the world.

 
“Libyan women are caught in a Bermuda Triangle”
Callum Paton   

“Libyan women are caught in a Bermuda Triangle” | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanSamira Massoudi, the President of the Libyan Women’s Union in Tripoli says “Women are caught in a Bermuda Triangle between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups”.

 
New blades to stop migrants in Melilla
Federica Araco   

New blades to stop migrants in Melilla | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanRajoy government has decided to restore las cuchillas, the blades, on six of the nine-kilometer border that separates Melilla, a Spanish enclave since 1497, from the Moroccan hinterland.

 
Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality
Övgü Pinar   

Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanAs Tunisians marked the third anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution this month, the country was in the headlines all over the world once again, but this time due to a constitutional “revolution”.

 
Women’s migration: a resource
Federica Araco   

Women’s migration: a resource | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanA project to combat stereotypes on immigrant women tells the stories of those who, with courage, tenacity and creativity, has not given up on their dreams despite the difficulties.

 
Us, suburban boys
Federica Araco   

Us, suburban boys | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe dreams and difficulties of adolescents in the suburbs of Rome are narrated in two documentaries by Simone Amendola. From the historic Centocelle to the new Cinquina, glances and words tell the complexity of the ever changing territories.

 
Italy’s first online immigration museum
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Italy’s first online immigration museum | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe Migrador Museum, Italy's first online museum on immigration opened on February, 20. The museum aims to give a face and a voice to those who don't often have the possibility of telling their side of the story.

 
Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town
Övgü Pınar   

Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanRiace, in the poor Calabria region of Italy, risked turning into a “ghost village” as its habitants fled abroad in search of jobs, until the mayor started an integration scheme that helped the immigrants live and work side by side with the locals.

 
“The history of relations between Jews and Muslims, from its origins to the present day”
Nathalie Galesne   

“The history of relations between Jews and Muslims, from its origins to the present day” | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanFirst of all, do not be overwhelmed by this encyclopedia of 1200 pages, because while on the one hand this “history of relations between Jews and Muslims, from its origins to the present day” constitutes a colossal-sum, on the other hand it is a tumultuous journey of knowledge. Interview with Benjamin Stora, co- director of the work.

 
Project WALLS separate worlds
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Project WALLS separate worlds | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanCall for Participation in International Theatre Residency in Zakynthos within the project WALLS_SEPARATE WORLDS with the support of the “Culture Programme 2007-2013” of the European Union. 

 

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