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#26 - Friends of Salt and Revolution (Taqi Spateen, Juman Quneis & Jon Wakeman)
Episode 2619th May 2024 • Vandal Factory • East Leeds Community Radio
00:00:00 01:22:21

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"People of Leeds are friends of salt and revolution."

Henry and Natalie visit East Street Arts and meet Juman Quneis and Taqi Spateen, with special thanks to the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival.

Juman is a film-maker from Ramallah in the West Bank whose documentary work has influenced Palestinian law. She's in the UK studying film and volunteering with the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival. She talks about her work, as well as her vision for a documentary about murdered journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Taqi Spateen is a visual artist-activist who has worked across the world. He's visiting Leeds to paint a mural on the side of East Street Arts' building. He talks about the inspiration for his artwork, being arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces and why he loves a classic Italian song.

And finally we are joined by Jon from East Street Arts talking about the importance of visual street art, large and small.

Photograph by Shui.

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