This Week’s Six Pillars – Poetry in Motion
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion at the Barbican celebrates the millennia-long traditions of Iranian poetry and art by linking them with Iran’s Contemporary Iranian Cinema today. Festival programmer Elhum Shakerifar visits the studio to discuss the commissions of original poetry (from poets Amy Key, Martha Sprackland and Will Harris) and responses by fine artists to some of … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Human Rights Watch Film Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Human Rights Watch Film Festival

This week on Six Pillars Algerian-American director Assia Bendaoui visits the studio to discuss her screening as part of London’s HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL (HRWFF). Journalist / filmmaker Assia Boundaoui is US-based and of Algerian-American background. She joins us to discuss her directorial debut on government surveillance, “The Feeling of Being Watched” which is screened … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: London Palestine Film Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast: London Palestine Film Festival

The London Palestine Film Festival (LPFF) returns after a two year haitus, with diverse, rare and popular shorts, features and documentaries, working to connect audiences with international filmmakers focusing on Palestine-related issues. Joining the likes of Bella Freud and Eyal Weizman for the festival are this week’s Six Pillars’ guests (bios below): Mai Masri with … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Ayatollah Khomaniac
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ayatollah Khomaniac

Actor-Puppeteer Peyvand Sadeghian is a Persian-Chinese-Brit with a background in boundary-pushing theatre. Soon, at the Soho Theatre, for the ‘Cabaret & Drag Lab on 21st July, experience Sadeghian’s world of drag, cabaret, and a Persian Punch & Judy to explore what her life might have been like as a citizen of Iran. Sadeghian is listed … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – ‘At Home in Gaza and London’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – ‘At Home in Gaza and London’

This week on Resonance104.4FM, a visit from Julian Maynard, one of the directors of Station House Opera’s ground-breaking new piece: At Home in Gaza and London at Battersea Arts Centre. Using live-streaming, recorded video and innovative projection, At Home in Gaza and London brings performers from Gaza and London together live, in one performative, yet … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Palmyra, A “Violent Clowning”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Palmyra, A “Violent Clowning”

Bertrand Lesca joins us in the studio to discuss his and Nasi Voutsas’ Palmyra, in which they both star at the Battersea Arts Centre this month. The duo who created the comic theatre piece Eurohouse, shift to “violent clowning” ﱣin a highly acclaimed piece that reflects on Syria through a metaphor of abuse and the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany

“When you isolate women, you isolate the soul of the whole society.” Hissa Hilal, The Poetess, Screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London this month (see below). This week we celebrate International Women’s Day with a look at two forthcoming releases by women directors from Iran. Pictured left is Ava, screening at … Continue reading