Just wanted to urge folks to check out Ted Swedenburg’s blog at hawgblawg. Ted is professor of anthropology at U. of Arkansas, whose mascot is the razorback hog…yup, I love that play on words with hawgblawg. Don’t let the play lull you into expecting yucks and jokes cuz Ted offers fantastic information on pop culture in the middle east, focusing on palestine and lebanon. In Ted’s 11 August posting, I found an article on the artist group Beirut DC and links to their two short videos, which are powerful pieces of work. The article is “Bringing the siege of Lebanon into focus” by Jim Quilty at The Daily Star, an English language publication for the Middle East (click on the About Us link to read The Daily Star‘s history). The videos, by Beirut DC, are From Beirut to…those who love us and dead time. Just found a link to YouTube for From Beirut to…those who love us. Please, please watch this.
hawgblawg’s resources & beirut dc video