Category: Video

  • A Whale Is A Whale Is A Whale: Swan Song for the Arabian Humpback

    January 6, 2015 - 

    With her haunting new video, artist Sophia Al-Maria composes an ethereal tribute to the disappearing Arabian Humpback population, tracing its near-extinction from whaling for oil and sport to the destruction of its habitat caused by industry.  More
  • Syrian refugees

    Now Eat My Script: Writing the Experience of Syrian Refugees

    August 4, 2014 - 

    “It seems we kill the intimate moment of death each time we record it,” observes the silent narrator of Mounira Al Solh’s Now Eat My Script, a video that ruminates on representations of violence in the context of Syria’s civil war.  More
  • Ramadan Soaps: The Workers Will Not Be Televised

    July 11, 2014 - 

    During Ramadan, watching TV series—many created specifically for the month of fasting—becomes a social event for millions of Muslims around the world. Here, Monira Al Qadiri manipulates soap operas produced in the Gulf to highlight a missing figure: the migrant worker who cleans up the lavish homes where melodramatic scenes unfold.  More
  • Magic Hats: Dancing in the Streets of Soweto

    February 3, 2014 - 

    On a visit to the Soweto street that was once home to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, filmmaker Jake Sumner recorded a stunning performance by local contortionist dance duo Skeleton Pantsula Crew.  More
  • Vatican Vibes

    January 21, 2014 - 

    Musician Fatima Al Qadiri discusses a video she made with digital artist Tabor Robak, “Vatican Vibes,” which creates a visual analogy between the Vatican’s “centuries-old mechanisms of control over people” and video gamers’ “godlike power over populations.”  More
  • PR

    Editor’s Letter

    Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.


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