With prominent film makers cancelling their attendance, the organisers of Iran's flagship cultural event are under pressure. The Fajr film festival in Tehran shows how culture can be used to make a political point. By Philipp JedickeMore
″Dugma″, a documentary by Norwegian director and war reporter Paul Refsdal provides an insight into the psychology of young jihadist suicide bombers fighting the Assad regime. Interview by Philipp JedickeMore
In a normal year, millions of Muslims flock to Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage. But with COVID-19 still a global threat, only a few thousand have been allowed to make the journey this year, and those that were allowed to travel, have to abide by a set of strict rules.