Heroes: Suleiman Bakhit

30 11 2014
Suleiman Bakhit in conversation with a group of Jordanian children:
 
Bakhit – Who are your heroes?
Children – We don’t have any heroes, but we hear a lot about Bin Laden, about Zarqawi…
Bakhit – What do you hear about them?
Children – That they defend us against the West because the West is out there to kill us. 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/middleeast/a-jordanian-spins-comic-book-tales-to-counter-terrorist-ideologies.html?_r=0

Aranim Media Factory is the one and only comic book company in the Middle East. It provides tens of millions of Arab youth the chance to enjoy comics, manga, animation, games and films inspired by middle eastern mythologies. Aranim was created by Arab youth in cooperation with international talent with new heroes grounded in the ancient traditions of the Middle East. Using authentic Arabic art styles, themes, heroes and villains, Aranim tells thrilling stories that capture the imagination of youth around the world with a middle eastern twist. Aranim is entertainment with a purpose. Hopefully, it will change the way Arab youth see the world – and the way the world sees them:

http://www.fullyillustrated.com/portfolio/design/aranim-media-factory/

 

 





Gorillas in the Crossfire

10 11 2014

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. 
– Jane Goodall

The soul is the same in all livening creatures although the body of each is different.
Hippocrates

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http://nyti.ms/1xhPTaH

Orlando von Einsiedel is a filmmaker who lives in London. This Op-Doc is adapted from “Virunga,” his first feature documentary, which is being released in theaters and on Netflix.