Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan

As a female artist from Saudi Arabia, Manal AlDowayan’s has a particular resonance; themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation. From photography to film to sculpture Aldowayan is always exploring new forms and has shown a significant body of work internationally, … Continue reading

Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai
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Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai

Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer Shah Marai, aged 41, was murdered in a  suicide attack, orchestrated by the radical Islamist group the Taliban. this week in Kabul. Marai was one of nine journalists and 25 people, killed in dual bomb blasts in the capital of Afghanistan, his home country. “This year’s bloody Taliban spring offensive is … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Palmyra, A “Violent Clowning”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Palmyra, A “Violent Clowning”

Bertrand Lesca joins us in the studio to discuss his and Nasi Voutsas’ Palmyra, in which they both star at the Battersea Arts Centre this month. The duo who created the comic theatre piece Eurohouse, shift to “violent clowning” ﱣin a highly acclaimed piece that reflects on Syria through a metaphor of abuse and the … Continue reading

Currently Listening To…Salome MC
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Currently Listening To…Salome MC

  With a new album release Iranian producer and singer Salome MC, releases this video for her track “Callous”. “Excerpts from Unhappy Consciousness” is the culmination of two years work, the first album for which Salome single-handedly produced and composed all works. Collaborator Hussein Shahani mixed the tracks for the album, from which two music … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany

“When you isolate women, you isolate the soul of the whole society.” Hissa Hilal, The Poetess, Screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London this month (see below). This week we celebrate International Women’s Day with a look at two forthcoming releases by women directors from Iran. Pictured left is Ava, screening at … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany: ‘In Between’ from Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany: ‘In Between’ from Palestine

Egyptian film maker Rammy Elsaadany joins us in the studio to review the film and soundtrack for ‘In Between’, an insightful take on the lives of modern Palestinian women by first time director Maysaloun Hamoud. Set in Tel Aviv, three different women navigate the trials of modern day urban living together. We’ll also listen to … Continue reading