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Photographs of the Arab Spring features images by late photojournalist Remi Ochlik: January 26 - February 22 2013
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and the Consulate General of France in Boston present a stirring exhibit by French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, who was killed in the February 2012 bombardment of Homs during the Syrian uprising along with American war journalist Marie Colvin.
(Photo Collage: Taken from website of Remi Ochlik)

Photographs of the Arab Spring features images by late photojournalist Remi Ochlik: January 26 - February 22 2013

The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and the Consulate General of France in Boston present a stirring exhibit by French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, who was killed in the February 2012 bombardment of Homs during the Syrian uprising along with American war journalist Marie Colvin.

(Photo Collage: Taken from website of Remi Ochlik)

CITY OF SAINTS

ONE GREAT CITY. TWO BLESSED TRADITIONS. SECRETS SHARED, HISTORY REVISITED.

In March 2011, on the eve of the ‘Arab Spring’, leading Islamic scholars convened in the ancient city of Fez for a summit seeking hope and a new vision for the future of the Muslim world. Among the international participants in this historic summit chaired by Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah was Habib Umar bin Hafiz, a prominent scholar and founder of the renowned Dar al Mustafa Seminary in Tarim, Yemen.

Berlinale 2012: FOCUS ON THE ARAB SPRING - “FROM AND ABOUT THE ARAB WORLD”

A little more than a year ago, radical political and social changes in the Arab world were triggered by a series of mass uprisings and demonstrations. At times bloody, the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt were only the start. Gaddafi’s fall in Libya followed, as did unrest in other countries of the Maghreb and Mashreq. Civil war-like conditions still prevail in Syria today.

Social networks as well as the many films of these major protest movements and the ensuing violence have contributed substantially to the perception of these uprisings in the Arab world. Pictures from Tahrir Square in Cairo have already become a part of our collective visual memory.

Arab artists flourishing as uprisings embolden a generation 
Innovative and edgy work attracts attention around the world – and record prices at auction
by David Batty 

Arab artists flourishing as uprisings embolden a generation

Innovative and edgy work attracts attention around the world – and record prices at auction

by David Batty 

The Arab Spring, one year on, and the Islamic counter-revolution

The Arab Spring, one year on, and the Islamic counter-revolution

18 Days Trailer

A group of ten directors, twenty or so actors, six writers, eight directors of photography, eight sound engineers, five set designers, three costume designers, seven editors, three post-production companies, and about ten technicians have agreed to act fast and shoot, with no budget and on a voluntary basis, ten short films about the January 25 revolution in Egypt. Ten stories they have experienced, heard or imagined. All the proceeds of this movie will be devoted to organizing convoys to provide political and civic education in the villages of Egypt.

Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna’s 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, which runs from November 10-13 at the Heights Theatre, proves to be especially poignant in the wake of the Arab Spring—the wave of revolutionary demonstrations and protests in the Middle East that began a year ago. With a wealth of documentaries, shorts and features, art converges with revolution in original ways.

Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna’s 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, which runs from November 10-13 at the Heights Theatre, proves to be especially poignant in the wake of the Arab Spring—the wave of revolutionary demonstrations and protests in the Middle East that began a year ago. With a wealth of documentaries, shorts and features, art converges with revolution in original ways.

The Arab Awakening
America and the Transformation of the Middle East
A new book by the Brookings Institute attempts to make sense of the Arab uprising, and what it means to US interests in the region. The question is whether the book will honestly appraise US policy, and the role of the US in supporting dictatorships in the Middle East. One gets the feeling that many people in power still don’t get it as evidenced in the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The Arab Awakening

America and the Transformation of the Middle East

A new book by the Brookings Institute attempts to make sense of the Arab uprising, and what it means to US interests in the region. The question is whether the book will honestly appraise US policy, and the role of the US in supporting dictatorships in the Middle East. One gets the feeling that many people in power still don’t get it as evidenced in the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The Arab spring hits Paris

With all the controversy surrounding the publication of offensive cartoons in France, there is an alternative to the anti-Islam xenophobia, an exhibition of work by Arab artists in light of the Arab Spring. Described by Le Monde as art that “has more meaning than most modern work”. 

Ennahdha party wins the elections in Tunisia
(Photo Credit: Moises Saman for The New York Times) 

Ennahdha party wins the elections in Tunisia

(Photo Credit: Moises Saman for The New York Times) 

Engagement Citoyen

Tunisian artists political creativity encouraged people to vote in Tunisia’s momentous elections. You can watch some of the best election videos here.

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