"the Israeli state continues its war on the Palestinian past through censorship and on the Palestinian present through violence. This gives science fiction a creative potential that has yet to be truly explored: that of creating a new imaginary. “
A recent book explores the conditions under which Palestinians and Israelis might be able to reconcile. The challenges are immense, but worth studying.
Drawing on James Baldwin to explore "Othering" in Lebanon.
The Bahraini government has been rewarding officials with promotions, regardless of, or perhaps related to, serious human rights violations they are accused of
Despite allegations that Bahrain's Nasser Bin Hamad personally took part in torturing protesters, he has repeatedly traveled to the UK where he faces calls for his arrest.
"Through our stories we work hard to portray the current situation of the Syrian streets as it is, through the eyes of its people, reflecting how they feel."
militarized masculinities found company in widespread discourses demonizing those who don’t fit within rigid gender binaries and sectarian/class calculations.
The Egyptian government has been manipulating fears over national security as part of its widespread crackdown on activists, lawyers and journalists
This is the story of an idea called Daraya. It is the story of a sick world.
“We hear many of these stories in the documentary, stories that exemplify Lebanon’s extraordinary tendency to defy whatever would seem to be in its own self-interest”
I explore how cycling initiatives could empower a re-negotiation of space from private to public.
An ambitious mapping project by Lebanon Support and forumZFD puts together over 156 initiatives dedicated to addressing the country’s past.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.
In conversation with the director of ‘Submarine’ (2016), Mounia Akl
Rohini wished to understand how something which is seemingly so ‘pro-human’ (anti-imperialism) could be used to justify that which is inherently ‘anti-human’ (state oppression).
Stories, Resources, Numbers
In conversation with the Palme D’Or-winning director of ‘Waves ’98’, Ely Dagher
"Almost eleven years of siege on Gaza, and they are still protesting in the thousands the right to return, the right to live in dignity and freedom."
“Conflicting powers in Lebanon attempting to monopolize truth have created an environment in which “truth” cannot be determined by any recognizable social tool.”
“What About The Destruction Within Me?”. Suspended Dreams (أحلام معلقة), Mai Masri & Jean Khalil Chamoun