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Mar

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19

Mar

Bill Drummond rehearses new members of The17 for SURROUND Damascus in London (via @michaeljohng )

Bill Drummond rehearses new members of The17 for SURROUND Damascus in London (via @michaeljohng )

18

Mar

DOX BOX gets The EDN Award 2012

The EDN Award 2012 is presented to Diana El Jeiroudi, Orwa Nyrabia and The DOX BOX Team. They receive the award for initiating and running the Syrian documentary festival DOX BOX. The award is presented on Friday March 16, 2012 at 19:30 at an award reception at the international documentary pitching session Docs in Thessaloniki.

17

Mar

Map for Bill Drummond’s SURROUND Damascus in London, Sunday March 18, 1pm

16

Mar

Art is at the very forefront of this revolution
Robin Yassin-Kassab, on #Syria at #ReelSyria 2012

15

Mar

Trebuchet - Bill Drummond Presents: SURROUND: Damascus in London

Part of #ReelSyria 2012! To get involved email: surround@reelfestivals.org

14

Mar

Reel Syria: Mosaic Initiative for Syria exhibition of Ali Ferzat’s cartoons co-sponsored by Amnesty International and Mica Gallery

Political cartoonist and ‘icon of freedom in the Arab world’ Ali Ferzat has spent decades satirizing Arab rulers and authorities in more than 15,000 caricatures, offering an acute visual commentary on the brutal practices of the Syrian Ba’ath regime.

In 2001, Ferzat launched the satirical newspaper, Al-Domari ("Lamp-lighter") which was forced to close by the Ba’ath authorities in 2003, and his cartoons have been banned in several Arab countries. For denouncing the corruption and abuses of Bashar Al-Assad’s rule, he was attacked in August by masked gunmen, who broke his hands as a warning.

In 2011, he was awarded the Press Freedom Prize by Reporters Without Borders and Le Monde. He has been nominated for Index on Censorship’s 2012 award for artists, filmmakers and writers whose work asserts artistic freedom and battles against repression and injustice.

Ali Ferzat

Mica Gallery

20th March to 29th March 2012 

Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturdays: 11am - 6pm (strictly by appointment only)

Mica Gallery, Studio 2, 259A Pavilion Road, Sloane Square, SW1X 0BP

Reel Syria

Reel Festivals returns for its fifth year with Reel Syria 2012,in association with Mosaic Initiative for Syria, supporting Syrian artists and showcasing Syrian culture to a UK audience. 

Mosaic Initiative for Syria is a not-for-profit organization contributing to the humanitarian relief effort in Syria and Syrian refugee camps in neighbouring countries. It is currently supported by Firefly International.

Reel Festivals is a Firefly International project. Firefly is a charity which breaks down barriers through shared creative and cultural dialogue - www.fireflyinternational.org.

Reel Syria was made possible by the generous support of the British Council.

13

Mar

Mosaic Initiative for Syria exhibition of Ali Ferzat’s cartoons co-sponsored by Amnesty International and Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery 20th March to 29th March 2012

Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturdays: 11am - 6pm (strictly by appointment only) Mica Gallery, Studio 2, 259A Pavilion Road, Sloane Square, SW1X 0BP

Damascus in London - by Bill Drummond for @FluxMagazine

The months speed by, a new spring is about to burst upon us, but in that time news out of Syria has continued to go from bad to worse and our feelings about the Arab Spring have become somewhat jaded. On a personal level I am no closer to knowing what the international community, should do, but there is only so much wringing my hands can take.

06

Mar

Also on the Creative Resistance panel: 

Ali Ferzat is a celebrated Syrian cartoonist who was awarded the 2011 Press Freedom Prize by Reporters Without Borders and Le Monde. In 2000, Ferzat launched the satirical newspaper, Al-Domari, which was forced to close three years later by the Ba’ath authorities, and his cartoons have been banned in several Arab countries. Since the popular uprising began in Syria in March 2011, he has made the government’s violent crackdown on protests the central theme of his work. For denouncing the corruption and abuses of Bashar Al-Assad’s rule, he was attacked in August by masked gunmen, who broke his hands as a warning. He has been nominated for Index on Censorship’s 2012 award for artists, filmmakers and writers whose work asserts artistic freedom and battles against repression and injustice.

Also on the Creative Resistance panel: 

Ali Ferzat is a celebrated Syrian cartoonist who was awarded the 2011 Press Freedom Prize by Reporters Without Borders and Le Monde. In 2000, Ferzat launched the satirical newspaper, Al-Domari, which was forced to close three years later by the Ba’ath authorities, and his cartoons have been banned in several Arab countries. Since the popular uprising began in Syria in March 2011, he has made the government’s violent crackdown on protests the central theme of his work. For denouncing the corruption and abuses of Bashar Al-Assad’s rule, he was attacked in August by masked gunmen, who broke his hands as a warning. He has been nominated for Index on Censorship’s 2012 award for artists, filmmakers and writers whose work asserts artistic freedom and battles against repression and injustice.


27

Feb

The score for Bill Drummond’s “Surround”. For details of how you can get involved in a performance of Surround, check here.

The score for Bill Drummond’s “Surround”. For details of how you can get involved in a performance of Surround, check here.

23

Feb

EXCITING NEWS: Legendary artist and musician Bill Drummond is getting involved in Reel Syria 2012 with a huge piece of work created for Syria. More details to come soon, and info about how you can get involved!

EXCITING NEWS: Legendary artist and musician Bill Drummond is getting involved in Reel Syria 2012 with a huge piece of work created for Syria. More details to come soon, and info about how you can get involved!

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An interview with actor and director Reem Ali from a Reel Festival in 2011. Reem will be back for Reel Syria 2012!