10 Middle Eastern artists undertake a road trip across the US, exploring common concerns between the US and the Middle East. Made in collaboration with Culturunners.
Part 1: 'Can I jump?' Palestinian artist at Mexico/US border
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised to build a wall on the border of the US and Mexico. Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar goes on a road trip along the Mexican border in an effort to examine the ideological boundaries between the US and the Middle East. (7 mins)
Part 2: Sudanese artist on US road trip: 'The story of civil rights is unfinished'
Khalid Albaih is a Sudanese political cartoonist who lives in Qatar. A black Muslim, he explores race, politics, the American civil rights movement and how it compares to those fighting for human rights across the world. (7 mins)
Part 3: A prayer for Mecca: the city that many hajj pilgrims don't see.
As the hajj begins once again, Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has revealed unprecedented changes to the holy city – from flashy new hotels to the loss of priceless neighbourhoods. In the third episode of Crossing the Line, our series connecting the US and Middle East, he takes us inside Islam’s urban heart. (7 mins)
Part 4: Saudi Arabian artists confront Islamophobia on US road trip
As anti-Muslim feeling in the US is stoked by Donald Trump, a group of young Saudi Arabian artists travel from Texas to California, exhibiting their work and confronting their audience’s fears, prejudices and stereotypes. They explain what it means to be an artist in Saudi Arabia. (6 mins)
Further episodes in this series will be added as they become available.
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