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[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Beyond Words: A Migrant Worker Takes a Stand

Roula Seghaier, Peace X Peace guest contributor, interviewed Rahel Zegeye, one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Zegeye, who left home country Ethiopia 13 years ago to financially support her family, transformed into a local leading figure in the fight against discrimination. For seven years, Zegeye used her nights to write a movie script, and her Sundays to direct it. Zegeye used her amateur skills and the help of her friends to finally film “Beirut” and show it to the public last year. She later worked on a play …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Think Twice – For the Sake of Our Children

Shelley Hermon
Israel
-an interview by Mary Liepold
Shelley Hermon is the director and producer of Within the Eye of the Storm, a 2012 documentary about the remarkable friendship between Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan, each of whom lost a daughter to the conflict. Peace X Peace published Shelley’s account of the film’s making in October and is hosting a series of screenings in the Washington, DC area from Feb. 21 – Feb. 26.
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Shelley, for this interview I’d like to focus on you as a person. Who are you? How would …

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Women, Art, and Social Change: Insights from Boushra Almutawakel

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Yemeni photographer Boushra Almutawakel about the inspiration behind her work, and her perspectives on women, art, and social change. Her responses are below.

Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what inspired you to pursue a career as an artist?
I was born in Sana’a, Yemen in 1969 and grew up, along with two of my three siblings, in my great grandmother’s house in the old city in the Sailah.
My father was a soldier and a revolutionary, and when the monarchy was …

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[1 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
TE’A: Theatre, Engagement and Action

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Radha Kramer, founder of The TE’A Project. TE’A stands for “Theatre, Engagement and Action.” Radha is the Director of Insight Initiatives at Intersections International.
What inspired your founding of TE’A?
I had experience using theatre as a tool of social change when I worked with the Star Program in New York, and again when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu.  With Star and in the Peace Corps, I used theater to teach HIV prevention and I continued this type of work in other projects after I returned. …