Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People and the fantastical realities of life in the Persian Gulf
From Unnamed Road, 2010–15, a series of photographs taken in Israel and Palestine.
“If you can’t go to church, and the only way you can pray, or connect to your god, is through another process, then that becomes the thing you do.”
When I arrived in London this past September to meet Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at their studio, the first thing we discussed was the power play between interviewer and interviewee.
Discovering a cinema of civil war.
Dabis wrote her film Amreeka, in theaters now, in response to her family’s Arab-American experience. An immigrant’s tale, the search for a better future in the Promised Land is full of seismic changes.
For the new series, Neshat turned to the revolution in Egypt, to which she became an inadvertent witness while working on a film about the empyrean Egyptian Umm Kulthum.
It was Eyal Weizman’s collaboration with fellow architects and geopolitical theorists Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti that first caught my attention years ago and incited my enduring admiration.
Winner of the 2011 BOMB Fiction Prize,
Judged by Rivka Galchen
In this discussion, Nathalie Handal tells Ram Devineni of her experiences in Afghanistan as well as explaining where her fascination with the written word originally came from.
Samuel Maoz made Lebanon to make sense of his own experiences as a soldier in the Lebanese war of the 1980s. Montana Wojczuk assesses the film and addresses the gestation period for clear narratives that deal with traumatic events in history.
“What does ‘exile’ mean in a globalized world? To feel you’re an exile, you have to have a country you belong to.”
This First Proof contains a passage from I’Jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody.
Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.
Marjane Satrapi’s wry and matter-of-fact memoir, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood(Pantheon Books, 2003), was met with great acclaim throughout Europe, the United States, and the world—everywhere, that is, except her native Iran.
As the American occupation of Iraq drags on despite recycled timelines and White House reassurances, the timing of this show (which opened on the day of the Madrid bombings) felt unsettlingly right.
Ammaiel Alcalay describes Benjamin Hollander’s new book, Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli as a book laden with philosophical and cultural references that lace the story together.
Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim invites viewers into both Al Jazeera, Arab-language satellite television, and CentCom, the US military news center, for two very different media portrayals of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.