Posts Tagged ‘street art’

Banksy Does Gaza

Posted: February 26, 2015 in -
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Banksy unveils a new series of pieces in Gaza, Palestine




Abby Martin, so angry, so hot…




For the record – artists should be paid something if you’re going to rip off their work.  Copyright has its place, and I don’t actually agree with Sampsa on his anti-copyright initiative.  There is a lot more to his work and this interview.



The filmmakers emailed me, and their Kickstarter campaign could use a real boost, so go ahead and think about spreading the word or contributing.


Dear friends from Poli Film Blog,

Hope you’re well. I wondered if you’d be interested in supporting a project from a team of people hoping to fundraise for a very beautiful and positive documentary about young artists in Afghanistan. We would really appreciate if you could share it in your Newsletter with your network or if you would be interested to write about it.

Creative Despite War is a documentary film about some of the most talented young artists in Afghanistan. We have started our Kickstarter campaign and are thrilled to have already raised over $11.500. Our goal is to raise 30.000 by the 9th of May . More information on the film in the press release below. Let me know if you have questions.

Looking forward to your feedback.

With best regards,




A doc about innovation and art in Afghanistan

Berlin, Germany – Monoduo Films is fundraising for Creative Despite War, a documentary film by Ruì Díaz and Christian Rinke-Lazo about the most innovative young artists in Afghanistan. After two years of repeatedly visiting Afghanistan to follow the development of the characters, they are just one visit away from concluding their story and starting post-production on the film. With generous support from the public through crowd sourcing sites like kickstarter, they will make it happen.

Creative Despite War follows the life and creative process of four young artists and artistic groups. From the urban graffiti treatments of Shamsia Hassani to the rhythms of District Unknown, they become acquainted with the inspiring imaginations of the culture creators of Kabul. Now, they plan

to witness the culmination of many years of hard work as they prepare to share their vision at the Sound Central Asia’s Modern Music Festival (Kabul’s first alternative Youth Arts and Music Festival) this May.

This film honors remarkable Afghan artists and by doing so, dignifies an entire community that has been marked by a single story of catastrophe. By sharing the many stories of the artists encountered in this film, the filmmakers are able to identify and focus on the shared humanity.

The whole production until now has been financed by Monoduo Films and with the kind support of family and friends. Now, they need support more than ever to see their vision through to its final phase. Beyond filming, they need to also implement the post-production (consisting of editing, color correction and final sound mixing). Additional funding beyond the 30,000 USD will enable them to pay for marketing, distribution, and other strategic mechanisms that will allow the film to reach a much broader audience.


Monoduo Films is a Berlin based sales and distribution company with a focus on challenging documentary films related to art and social issues. It has successfully taken part in the distribution and sales of documentaries like “Last Days Here” by Don Argott and Demian Fenton, winner of the IDFA Play Award in 2012, “We don’t care about Music” anyway by Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz, “Backyard” by Árni Sveinsson or “Leave Them Laughing” by Oscar winning director John Saritzky among others. “Creative Despite War” is their debut film as investors and producers.


Juan Camilo Cruz


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