Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east

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Dancing under Crossfire

Hayder Helo

Hayder Helo | Egypt | 2009 | 20′ | Arabic, English and Kurdish-spoken | English subtitles

Three dancers, including Muhanad Rasheed, form the dance group Iraqis Bodies. The film shows them during the years of war atrocities and sectarian riots. The body may be vulnerable, but it is also the source of art and beauty.