‘Winter of Discontent’ screening @ 2013 Alwan Film Festival

Winter of Discontent screening @ 2013 Alwan Film Festival Thursday May 2, 6:30 PM – Anthology Film Archives Co-presented by freeDimensional Ibrahim El-Batout, Egypt, 2012, 94 mins Set against the momentous backdrop of the mass protests of Cairo’s Tahrir Square that began on January 25, 2011, this film takes us on a compellingly raw and […]

SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 25 – fD Exhibition Fundraiser – FRAGILE STATES

freeDimensional in partnership with the Brian Morris Gallery invites you to attend a group exhibition launch and fundraiser, Fragile States, on April 25, from 6-9PM. Fragile States is an exploration of the physical and psychological experiences of persecution and forced displacement. The artists featured in the exhibition share a common experience of having to leave […]

Belarus Free Theatre, Taking up the death penalty in ‘Trash Cuisine’

Help Belarus Free Theatre tour an important piece of theatre, Trash Cuisine! Click here to donate a few Pounds Sterling! Trash Cuisine is a dynamic, affecting and innovative piece of theatre devised and developed from first degree research collected in Asia, Africa, U.S. and Europe by Belarus Free Theatre with the support of Amnesty International. Hugely well received at […]

A political refugee returns to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station that educates and inspires

Radio Taboo is a development project and documentary film about Issa Nyaphaga, a political journalist in exile returning to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station to educate his community about subjects that are often too taboo to talk about. Issa was a journalist in Cameroon in the 1990s where […]

Zunar in protest of draconian Malaysian printing act

Zunar’s Press Release, 2nd January 2013 My latest cartoon book,”Lawak & Lawan” to protest Malaysian draconian printing act My latest cartoon book, Lawak & Lawan (Fun & Fight) is produced to protest the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (PPPA). Among cited in this Act under section, 11 (2) requires the name of the printer […]

Eight charged with Victor Jara’s 1973 murder in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — Eight retired army officers were charged on Friday with the murder of a popular songwriter and theater director, Víctor Jara, who was tortured and killed days after the 1973 military coup in a stadium that had been turned into a detention center. Judge Miguel Vásquez charged two of the former officers, Pedro […]

Bolivian journalist Fernando Vidal set alight on air

A Bolivian radio journalist has been attacked while he was conducting a radio show in the southern city of Yacuiba. Staff at Radio Popular said four masked men broke into the studio, poured petrol over presenter Fernando Vidal and set him alight.   Mr Vidal, 78, and another staff member are being treated for burns. […]

Celebrated Somali poet killed by gunmen

Popular Somali poet, playwright and songwriter Warsame Shire Awale has been killed in the capital, Mogadishu. He was shot by unknown gunmen near his home on Monday evening. Mr. Awale wrote and acted in radio plays critical of the militant group, al-Shabab, who he accused of misleading people in the name of Islam. According to […]

MUSIC, TOLERANCE & DEFIANCE – October 19, 6:30 PM

MUSIC, TOLERANCE & DEFIANCE: An evening with Shahin Najafi & Mohsen Namjoo Shahin Najafi and Mohsen Namjoo are among the leading Iranian musical artists working today. Najafi is visiting the U.S. for the first time since the fatwa and death threats against him in May 2012 resulting from the release of his satirical rap, “Naghi.” […]

Nepali artist Manish Harijan faces death threats

UNESCO has expressed concern at the death threats to Manish Harijan, a Nepali painter whose works are on show at one of Kathmandu’s art galleries. “The right to freedom of expression must also apply to artistic expression. Tension that may arise between artistic creation and religious and ethical values should be openly discussed instead of […]

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