Author: Amin Farzanefar

German pianist Davide Martello is surrounded by anti-government protesters as he performs in Istanbul's Taksim Square on 13 June 2013 (photo: Reuters)

Tahrir and Taksim – Part II

Soundtrack of two revolutions

Revolutionary graffiti on Mohammed Mahmoud St in Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Tahrir and Taksim – Part I

A new culture of protest

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam & Barbad Project im Rahmen des New Sounds of Iran Festivals 2013; Foto: DW/S. Kasraeian

"New Sounds of Iran"

Busting Geographical and Cultural Boundaries

scene from 'Nader and Simin' (photo:

Asghar Farhadi's ''Nader und Simin''

Flight from the middle class

Detail from the "Microphone" film poster (source:

Egyptian Cinema

Enormous Creative Energy

Scene from 'The Unseen' (photo: Asya film)

The Turkish Film Miracle

Spirit of Optimism and a Lack of Craftsmanship

Around 130,000 soldiers fell in the battle of Gallipoli, in which the Allied Powers joined forces in an attempt to occupy the peninsula

"Gallipoli" by Tolga Örnek

The Birth of Legends and Heroes