Stories about Arts & Culture from June, 2016
"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."
"I saw the intro and the first thing I thought of was making an adapted version for my country".
Nature, Gender Identity, and Other Things You Learn Filming a Documentary in Mexico on the Banks of the Usumacinta River
A Spanish documentary filmmaker followed two members of a El Remolino community, whose stories involved personal journeys, struggles with nature, and grappling with their own sexual identities.
President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept Syrian refugees. But some Syrians already have visas and are living in the US, not as refugees, but as professors.
For a Short Time, Documentary ‘Humano’ Is Free to Watch Online in Celebration of the Incan Sun Festival
"Humano" follows the quest of a young man in search of answers about the human condition in the Peruvian Andes.
"If Myanmar genuinely wants to address human rights abuses, culture, art and media should be encouraged to bring truth, painful stories and wrongdoings—both past and present—into the open."
"You are not a soldier, you are not a rebel, they should understand that you are just a fighter... Yes, a fighter of a noble cause."
Many Taiwanese Americans rely on “aunties” — vendors who sell bah tsang through informal networks — to get their fill.
It’s Friday and today we’re going to write about stickers—not just any stickers, but the stickers that have been flooding the instant messenger app Telegram for the past year.
"I left, because now there is no place for love there. I left, because there was no use in staying there. I left, because oppression and pain crossed all lines."
As Hollywood unleashes a Di Caprio-coloured plot to appropriate the life of a famous Persian poet, older battles over his legacy are coming to the boil.
Climate Change Threatens Qoyllur Riti, a Festival That Mixes Catholic and Indigenous Beliefs in Peru
The Peruvian celebration of Qoyllur Riti shows the religious syncretism typical of the region, but it's being threatened by climate change.
Although Sri Lanka has grappled with divisions along ethnic and religious lines, in challenging times citizens do come together to help each other, casting aside their differences.
"It is nothing more than a triumph of ignorance and hysteria over common sense and sober reflection."
'Bits of Tokyo' is a Twitter photo blog devoted to capturing the minute details of surviving postwar life in Japan.
"It doesn’t matter exactly which religion made him hate us to death...It’s always the fear of those who are different, those who challenge the existing order."
They believe that peace and friendship is the best way to overcome problems and that art, especially photography, is a medium that can bring people closer together.
‘There Are Increasingly More and More Positive, Strong and Motivating Representations of Black Women’
The author interviews American filmmaker, scholar and activist, Beti Ellerson.
"Even after an artist passes on, his art lives on..."
"The whole world is learning, why should I not learn? I have a lot more to learn. It is important to walk along with the world."