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EXBlicks: Art after Arab Spring

What of the creative potential after a massive revolutionary explosion? Berliner filmmaker Marco Wilms’ documentary Art War follows the lives of Egyptian artists in the wake of Arab Spring. Catch it on Tue, May 20, 8pm at Lichtblick Kino.

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Berliner filmmaker Marco Wilms’ documentary Art War follows the lives of Egyptian artists in the wake of Arab Spring.

In a society whose collective needs include paying honour to fallen martyrs and fellow activists, an explosion of creativity emerged; for instance, the radical anti-Islamic feminist blogger Aalia, whose naked self-portraits, posted online, became a motif of the cultural dissent boiling over in Egypt’s emerging and radicalised youth culture.

Wilms shows how the artists not only utilised but instrumentalised art as a transcendental and effective weapon in the fight for their unfinished revolution.

We will be providing customary refreshments and welcoming Wilms for a post-screening Q&A, as well as other special guests for a discussion on Egypt since the revolution.

EXBLICKS: ART WAR, May 20, 20:00 | Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg