The Hakawati Project: The Syrian Crisis

YEREVAN—The Los-Angeles/Berlin based non-profit Hakawati (storyteller, Arabic) has announced that it will be cooperating with the Sundance Institute and Film Independent to organize and launch a [...]

Can storytelling help overcome war trauma? This Armenian film lab wants to reshape the narrative of the Syrian conflict

Top image: Sasha Baranovskaya The hakawati — Arabic for storyteller — once played a central role in Middle Eastern society, drawing together communities and disparate crowds. Based in Armenia’s [...]