Artist Profile: Rapper Gaafar Touffar of Beirut | Link TV
Artist Profile: Rapper Gaafar Touffar of Beirut
Gaafar Touffar is an Arabic rapper who voices his concerns about Beirut’s political and social issues.
“I had three choices growing up in the northeast area of Lebanon: joining the Lebanese army, joining Hezbollah or becoming a drug dealer.”
Season 1, Episode 4
In Port-au-Prince; a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
Season 1, Episode 5
After two decades of violence and corruption under the reign of the largest cocaine drug cartel operation in history, Medellín, Colombia awakens to the sights, sounds and colors of an urban renaissance crafted by a group of creative entrepreneurs, artists and visionary city planners defying street wars.
Season 2, Episode 1
Moscow is a city where dissidents live in fear. After emerging from a decade of post-Soviet economic and political turmoil, the country, under Putin’s rule, is a place where authorities have tightened control over the media and stifled the opposition. The government maintains a narrative that insists on the country’s unique power in contrast with the rest of Europe. In 2011, thousands of protestors gathered in Moscow to protest electoral fraud – it was the biggest show of protest since the fall of the USSR.
Season 2, Episode 2
As one of the oldest cities in the world and of significance to followers of all three major religions, Jerusalem is constantly on edge. It is segregated into two distinct parts, East and West. In the streets, 18-year-old soldiers patrol the city with guns. Artists in both parts of the city are using art to find and fight for their own truth and bring about peace amid the regular eruptions of violence.
Season 2, Episode 3
Lagos, the largest city in Africa and an economic powerhouse, is characterized by extreme social inequalities, frequent power cuts and a rapidly increasing population. In the rest of Nigeria, political upheavals, including the militant insurgency of Boko Haram and a drop in oil production in the country’s oil sector, are among some of the challenges facing the government of Mohammadu Buhari, elected in 2015. Lagos, and its exploding art scene, is where these realities are brought to the fore of people’s consciousness.
"Planetary" is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species.KCET Original
Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art, until his wife gives shelter to a beautiful young Spanish political refugee named Mercè.KCET Original
In the new season, "Earth Focus" examines how communities are transitioning and adapting from different energy sources and how the laws of supply and demand affect the environment and people in different ways.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
"Broken Bread" showcases inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities through food.KCET Original
Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off hours before Easter Sunday blasts; a growing number of people arrive in Sudan’s capital to demand a government transition; and Egyptian voters allow the President to remain in power until 2030.
The global demand for oil and gas has long-lasting impacts on the communities that supply it.
Sri Lanka struggles to identify the dead after bombings rock churches on Easter Sunday; Sudan protesters reject aid offers from Gulf countries; U.S. demands the world stops buying oil from Iran.
Nicky's assignment from Christiansen, to kidnap the granddaughter of his ex-colleague, proves troublesome.
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