Author: Charlotte Bank

Poster for the film "Ladder to Damascus" by Mohammad Malas

Mohammad Malas's film "Ladder to Damascus"

Between dream and disaster

Beirut exhibition of Salah Saouli's 'The Days of the Blue Bat' project (photo: Charlotte Bank)

Salah Saouli: The Days of the Blue Bat

A Piece of the Collective Memory Mosaic

Children playing on a destroyed Syrian tank in Aleppo (photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

Ifa exhibition: Syrian Short Films and Videos

Somwhere between Art and Activism

The Syrian film-maker and activist Orwa Nyrabia (photo: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images)

Missing: the Syrian Film-maker Orwa Nyrabia

The Hunt for Awkward Cultural Activists

Extract from Magdy El-Shafee's graphic novel 'Metro' (© Edition Moderne)

Comics Artists in the Arab World

Swimming against the Tide

Caricature of Assad and Gaddafi on an anti-Assad protest in Paris (photo: ddp images/AP/Francois Mori

Art and Resistance in Syria

Creative Awakening

Caricature of the Syrian artist Ali Farzat (© Ali Farzat)

Syrian Artists Caught between Censorship and Criticism

The Art of Ambiguity

Young musicians on Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo: AP)

Social Protest and Young Arab Art

Winds of Change

Sharjah Beach (photo: dpa)

Arts and Culture in the Gulf Region

The End of Tolerance