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Crossing the Line

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As The U.S entered the divisive Trump era, our series followed an intrepid group of Middle Eastern artists as they travelled across the United States exploring some of the most important social and political issues of our time. From climate change along the Mississippi river to racial tensions in the inner cities, this series embodies a new type of journalism - one that believes in the soft power of artists to explore complicated subjects with empathy and insight

Project Films

Khaled's Ladder

Palestinian artist, Khaled Jarrar, travels along the US / Mexican border from San Diego / Tijuana to El Paso / Juarez, making a new artwork that takes the border wall as its raw material.

A Prayer for Mecca

Against the backdrop of the annual Hajj, Saudi artist Ahmed Mater reveals unprecedented changes to the holy city of Mecca – from flashy new hotels to the loss of priceless neighbourhoods.

The Story of Civil Rights is Unfinished

Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese political cartoonist, explores race, politics, and the shared struggle for human and civil rights between the Arab World and the United States.

A Culture We Have Been Trained to Fear

A group of young Saudi Arabian artists travel from Texas to California, exhibiting their work and confronting their audience’s fears, prejudices and stereotypes.

A Saudi Artist at Standing Rock

After the US Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater joins protesters at Standing Rock to celebrate their victory.

Participating Artists

The Future is Unwritten CULTURUNNERS 2

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