Six Pillars Broadcast – Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany: ‘In Between’ from Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany: ‘In Between’ from Palestine

Egyptian film maker Rammy Elsaadany joins us in the studio to review the film and soundtrack for ‘In Between’, an insightful take on the lives of modern Palestinian women by first time director Maysaloun Hamoud. Set in Tel Aviv, three different women navigate the trials of modern day urban living together. We’ll also listen to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Outside the Turner Prize
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Outside the Turner Prize

The Turner Prize (est. 1984) is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition presentation of their work anywhere in the world the previous year. However the jury is specifically composed of national and international curators, writers and even musicians. What does this self-consciously British show look like … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Yinka Shonibare MBE
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Yinka Shonibare MBE

   Before Yinka Shonbare MBE’s major commission at Art14, March this year (pictured), a survey of his work was released in the form of a huge, hardback book. The publishers, Prestel published their first book on Yonibare in 2004 and there have been literally, masses of books dedicated to his work since the 90s. This … Continue reading

Today’s Radio Show – BFI Retrospective Of Iranian Film Maker Mania Akbari
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Today’s Radio Show – BFI Retrospective Of Iranian Film Maker Mania Akbari

In July the BFI (British Film Institute) London presents a short season dedicated to the work of Iranian director and actress Mania Akbari. In today’s show we speak with her via a medium, her translator, discussing everything from early memories of a nascent love of film, her first moments working with a camera and which … Continue reading

Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Like Someone in Love’ Releases This Week
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Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Like Someone in Love’ Releases This Week

Tomorrow UK cinemas see the release of Abbas Kiarostami’s Japanese film Like Someone in Love. The film raises the continuing issue of how a film set in Japan and entirely in Japanese retains any Iranian identity. Is it the director’s quintessential style that has come to define Iranian cinema is in itself, defying expectations? And … Continue reading

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Fatshaker – a Film by Mohammad Shirvani

Filmmaker Mohammad Shirvani has a following on international festival circuits, but Fat Shaker is his first Iranian feature in the Sundance film festival is programmed in the reputedly under-appreciated New Frontier experimental section. This highly individualized work, remains unlikely to see exposure beyond film festival and educational settings in Europe and beyond, it is not … Continue reading