Big City Life
Mahabad lake. (Photo credit: Linda Dorigo)
A fictional account of Ibrahim, an Egyptian man who finds himself living in a dystopia where the city around him is being torn down, bit by bit.
Source: Mashallah News
Fatherland. The Mountains of Iranian Kurdistan
The city of Mahabad is famous for being the capital of the first Kurdish republic in 1946. Unfortunately, the experience of autonomy lasted less than a year. Iranian Kurdistan, called also Eastern Kurdistan, is an unofficial name for the north western part of Iran inhabited by Kurds, at the border with Iraq and Turkey. They make a living in the mountains mostly from agriculture and pastoralism since the region lacks the investment that goes to other areas of Iran.
How we learned to forget the villages we destroyed
Noga Kadman’s book, Erased from Space and Consciousness, is the product of years of meticulous research to raise awareness of the hundreds of villages Israel destroyed during and following the 1948 war. But is awareness enough to remedy the injustices of the past?
Love and Loss: Responding to the Orlando Massacre
A show called “Unison” highlights not the violence, but the global response of love to the Orlando massacre.
Source: Lens New York Times