Middle East/North Africa

  • Speak Mouthless

    June 3, 2013 - 

    In a video channeling the revolutionary struggle in the rebel-held town of Kafranbel, Syria, Lebanese architect Tony Chakar challenges the Western tendency to categorize the Arab Spring as fundamentally separate from social movements in Europe and the United States.  More
  • I Ran into Iran:
    El Pueblo Unido

    April 1, 2013 - 

    It’s a slogan that has echoed in streets from Santiago to Tehran to New York, chanted and sung in the many languages of people in revolt worldwide. In this episode, I Ran into Iran traces the history of an emancipatory anthem: “The people, united, will never be defeated.”  More
  • Lewis Hyde: Coyote Installs Democracy

    March 18, 2013 - 

    In 2004, poet and critic Lewis Hyde responded to revelations that U.S. soldiers tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib with an irreverent poem featuring Coyote as a “trickster” protagonist who imparts wisdom through his mischievous acts of rebellion.  More
  • Iraq War at 10: Looking Back at Baghdad, Days After Saddam Fell

    March 18, 2013 - 

    On March 19, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, beginning a long war that would kill more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians and 4,400 U.S. soldiers. Photographer Teru Kuwayama captured these scenes of ruin and reflection just after Saddam Hussein was ousted from power.  More
  • Warehousing African Migrants in Israel

    February 1, 2013 - 

    With approximately 60,000 African refugees now living in Israel, the Knesset has authorized increasingly draconian measures to detain and deport migrants. Artist Nir Evron showcases the architecture of a new detention center near Israel’s border with Egypt.  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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