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Digital Sketches

digital citizen media, ict with a focus on Central Asia and the Middle East.

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Today I was at the viewing of ‘Liefde bestaat’, a documentary of Farshad Aria about seven artists who made a memorial for asylum-seekers who passed away in an asylum centre in Holland. All seven are buried at a cemetery in the remotely located Sint Annaparochie (Friesland) because this is the cheapest place to bury somebody. Aria follows the artists in the process of making their objects. Meanwhile they elaborate about their motivation to create something for an unknown asylum seeker. Mostly it’s a combination of love, anger and shame.

To compensate for the bad quality of the picture above, here is the url to the movie Aria recently made in 48 hours: Lost in between (6 min. 41)

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