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Noncitizen Podcast – Episode 2

 

     

In the second episode of the Noncitizen Podcast you will hear Afrah Nasser, Mohammed Al-Saud, and noncitizen member Anna Weitz, talk about challenging prevailing narratives through social media.


Afrah Nasser is a Yemeni journalist, blogger and human rights activist, based in Sweden since 2011. She won The Dawit Isaak Award in 2014 and is regarded as one of the most important voices of the Middle East.


Mohammed Al-Saud is a filmmaker, journalist, and democracy activist. He has famously used film and media in his oppositional work against the Assad regime. Based in Sweden, he is currently leading the organisation The Young Republic, which aims to mobilize young Syrians around the world in the struggle to create a new democratic Syria.


The Young Republic: http://www.theyoungrepublic.org/

Afrah Nasser's blog: http://afrahnasser.blogspot.se/


The conversation was recorded during the event "Filmmakers in Exile" at Dramalabbet, Stockholm, March 2016.

Introduction: Elin Eriksson
Editing: Elin Eriksson and Christian Rossipal
Sound: Thomas Jansson

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Filmmakers in Exile

Noncitizen Podcast – Episode 1
     
In this first episode of the Noncitizen podcast you will hear Firas Haki, Samira Motazedi, Ghayath Almadhoun and Maher Abdel Aziz talk about creating art in exile, the right to critique and the need and obligation to speak about this European monster we are creating – if you have a voice.

Samira Motazedi is a writer (Glänta), born in Iran and today living in Gothenburg. 2012 she fled Iran for Sweden, after being sentenced to death.
Ghayath Almadhoun is a Palestinian-Syrian-Swedish poet and poetry filmmaker born in Damascus, Syria 1979, living in Stockholm since 2008.
PhD Maher Abdel Aziz is an art educator and filmmaker from Damascus, Syria, living in the north of Sweden since 2013.

The conversation was recorded during the event "Filmmakers in Exile" at Dramalabbet, Stockholm, March 2016.
Introduction: Elin Eriksson
Editing: Elin Eriksson and Christian Rossipal
Sound: Thomas Jansson