On art and democracy
After years of oppression the people of Tunisia and Egypt suddenly began to openly revolt in the streets, resulting in the fall of dictators who’ve run their countries for decades. In Belarus mass protests broke out in support of oppositional candidates. In Iran the people fearlessly continue their “green revolution”. What part have cultural workers taken in the peoples’ revolts? What are their views of current events? How has it affected their work and what are their hopes and ideas for the future? Meet a group of artists and producers in a discussion on the arts’ importance for democracy.