‘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 […]

ARTRAKER AWARD 2013: Call for Submissions

DEADLINE: 1 May 2013 submissions@artraker.org The Artraker Fund awards art that makes a direct positive change in countries that have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict. The Fund was created in 2012 by International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting Ltd. The prize of GBP2500 is awarded to the winning submission in London on International Peace […]

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 […]

Dispatch: Mazen Maarouf on ‘All that is banned is desired”

“All that is banned is desired”, When art turns into a reflexive power, to get banned! -1- In the Norwegian capital sleeps on the shoulder of water Oslo opera house. It is a peaceful structure breathing below a changeable weather that displays simply the “unexpected”, the “percussive” and the “unrest”. The weather of Oslo resembles […]


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.” […]

Host an Occupier Now !

fD Board members Martin Rosengaard and Todd Lester have partnered with the S17 Support Group to set up a hosting system in New York city for Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary weekend: Host an Occupier. The Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street is upon us. Organizing work is nearly complete as cities across the country and […]

Urgent Call to Action: Free Zakaria Zubeidi !

On the 9th of September Zakaria Zubeidi announced that he will embark on a death fast, a complete food and fluid strike, in response to the continuous postponement of his release from Palestinian Authority prison. This effectively means that unless the Palestinian Authority releases Zakaria he will most probably not make it through the week.  Zubeidi, […]

As fighting rages, four political satirists find themselves swept up in the debates that divide Syria’s revolutionaries.

Witness: In November 2011, as armed conflict raged in Syria, a young acting troupe called Masasit Mati launched a ground-breaking, finger-puppet show: Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator, which mocks the Syrian regime in ways never seen in public before. Living in exile, the four actors in Masasit Mati broadcast their show online, attracting […]

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