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4 December 2012


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MEET THE SPEAKERS

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Sondos Shabayek:
 

“IT GETS BETTER, TRUST ME”

Sondos Shabayek, Writer, Theatre Director and Actress (Egypt)

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Arshad Hussain:
 

“THEY PICKED ME BY FORCE AT GUNPOINT AND I WAS BLINDFOLDED”

Arshad Hussain, Actor and Culture Activist (Pakistan)

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Nadia Plesner:
 

“TO TEAM UP AND UNITE – AND SHOW THAT WE STAND TOGETHER”

Nadia Plesner, Visual Artist (Denmark)

See the conference session here

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Tenzing Rigdol:
 

“THE AXIOM OF BEING AN ARTIST LIES IN THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION”

Tenzing Rigdol, Visual Artist and Poet (Tibet)

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Larissa Sansour:
 

“MY WORK WAS WITHDRAWN LAST MINUTE – DEEMED TOO PRO-PALESTINIAN”

Larissa Sansour, Visual Artist (Palestine/UK)
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Azhar Usman:
 

“THE ANSWER TO BAD SPEECH IS NOT LESS SPEECH – IT’S MORE SPEECH”

Azhar Usman, Comedian, Activist and Lawyer (USA)
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Deeyah:
 

“CHOOSING A PROFESSION LIKE MUSIC IS NOT CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE”

Deeyah, Music Producer (Norway/UK)
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Héla Fattoumi:
 

“I NEVER HAVE A MESSAGE, I JUST HAVE QUESTIONS”

Héla Fattoumi, Dancer and Choreographer (Tunisia/France)
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Fredrik Gertten:
 

“IT WOULD BE TOTALLY SHAMEFUL IF I BACKED DOWN”

Fredrik Gertten, Film Director (Sweden)
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Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti:
 

“IT LED TO DEMONSTRATIONS AND RIOTS OUTSIDE THE THEATRE”

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Playwright and Screenwriter (UK)
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George Gittoes:
 

“IF YOU CAN LAUGH, YOU CAN BEAT THE BASTARDS”

George Gittoes, Painter, Photographer and Filmmaker (Australia)
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Outspoken:
 

“THEY DON’T HAVE THE JURISDICTION OVER YOUR SPIRIT”

Outspoken, Artist and Community Activist (Zimbabwe)
See the conference session here

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Lars Ø Ramberg:
 

“THE PRIVATE SPACE IS GETTING MORE PRIVATIZED”

Lars Ø Ramberg, Visual Artist (Norway/Germany)
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Si Han:
 

“EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL, BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT POLITICS”

Si Han, Curator (China/Sweden)
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Tania Bruguera:
 

“AS ARTISTS, WE HAVE A ROLE IN SOCIETY THAT IS ACTIVE – NOT PASSIVE”

Tania Bruguera, Interdisciplinary Artist (Cuba/USA)
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Tenzing Gonpo:
 

“AS LONG AS WE PERFORM, TIBET IS STILL ALIVE”

Tenzing Gonpo, Musician (Tibet/France)
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Svetlana Mincheva:
 

“THIS IS INCREASINGLY A GLOBAL ISSUE”

Svetlana Mincheva, Director of Programmes at the National Coalition Against Censorhip (USA)
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Zanele Muholi:
 

“WE NEED THAT AGITATION AND SOLIDARITY FROM OTHER ARTISTS”

Interview with Zanele Muholi, Visual Artist and Activist (South Africa)
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Sun Mu:
 

“EVERY SINGLE DAY IS A CHALLENGE”

Interview with Sun Mu, Visual Artist (North Korea/South Korea)
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