Author Archives: Frida Josefin C Lundgren

Hip hop and the Arab Spring

The censorship of media during the Arab Spring called for new ways of communicating dissatisfaction with the nations’ leaders, and has by many been called a “revolution of the young.” One example of this is the role that hip hop, … Continue reading

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Ali Farzat

Ali Farzat is a Syrian political cartoonist, whose work gets published both printed in Syria, and more recently also on his own Facebook page. While his relationship with the Syrian regime has been on the brighter side, Farzat’s images are … Continue reading

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Zozo (2005)

Zozo (2005) is a movie written and directed by the Swedish-Lebanese director Josef Fares, known for his comedies about Middle Eastern immigrants in Sweden. The film tells the story of young Zozo, who lives in Beirut at the time of … Continue reading

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