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Source: Vimeo At the heart of the Syrian civil war, a group of activists created an underground library in the besieged outskirts of Damascus. After years of blockade, they were forced to leave their city. But they managed to save their videos illustrating a unique experiment of cultural resistance under the bombs. This film, built …

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Source: Liidea Akryshora, IWM Presidential elections have long been merely pro forma in post-Soviet Belarus, where Alexander Lukashenko has been ruling as a dictator for more than a quarter-century. In May 2020 he imprisoned Sergei Tikhanovskii – an oppositionist YouTube blogger – immediately following Tikhanovskii’s announcement that he intended to run against Lukashenko in the …

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Based on this New Yorker piece by Richard Brody. Listed in chronological order and includes short and feature-length documentaries. https://letterboxd.com/crew/list/the-new-yorkers-62-films-that-shaped-the/

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As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every issue.We translate these works, which are made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. This exchange, we hope, will create new audiences for our writers in the world arena and introduce them to …

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Source: Suyin Haynes, TIME Magazine Khine, an artist based in Yangon, doesn’t think of himself as political. Right now, he says, he’d much rather be creating paintings of imagined scenes. But since Myanmar’s military coup on Feb. 1, he’s been making something different: “counter-propaganda”—posters and stickers meant to inspire civil disobedience and criticize the military junta. …

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Source: Mayo Oshin, Medium Several years just flew by and there’s even fewer days left to live for — does it feel like you’re falling further and further behind your goals? Unfinished and half-baked work, mindless wasteful time spent on the internet and never following through on what you set out to do everyday. It’s …

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İLKYAZ IS CELEBRATING IT’S SECOND YEAR HAVING PROVIDED A PLATFORM TO 163 YOUNG WRITERS, TRANSLATED 85 INTO ENGLISH AND REACHED A 5.6K READERSHIP ON AVERAGE! As İlkyaz in our one year lifespan, we published 163 young writers ranging from under 15 to 35, translated 85 writers to English, managed to increase our readership to 5.6K …

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