“Parallel 33” in San Sebastian
Parallel 33 has always been related to mystery but the truth is that running into war is much easier. We have crisscrossed it overland several times over the last two decades; for those living there, though, the sea is often their only way out. Who are they? What are their lives like? What do they flee from?
Join us on this journey that starts in Western Sahara, Africa´s last colony as well as one of the most off the radar conflicts today. Our next stop is Algeria: what´s going on in “Africa´s biggest mystery” (Ryszard Kapuscinski)? And what´s the situation like in Libya ten years after Gaddafi was toppled? The so-called “Arab Spring” shook the whole MENA region, although its effects went almost unnoticed in war-torn countries like Iraq. Moreover, not all dictators in the region were ousted. Bashar al Assad is still there thanks to both Russia´s and Iran´s support, but there is much more to the Middle East, and that we can also find among the bedouins in Palestine or the Mandaeans in Iraq. Ever heard of the Christian community in Pakistan? And what about the Baloch? Criss-crossed by the borders of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Balochistan is the easternmost landmark in our journey, but we´ll follow its inhabitants as well as many others on their exodus to Europe.
Parallel 33 is a return ticket to our conscience. It´s also an exhibition that can be seen, heard and even touched.
What: 30 photos, a multimedia and a set of unique objects.
When: Sept 9-Oct 31
Where: Aiete Kultur Etxea, Donostia.
What do they say about it?