Tina Gharavi

03:09

The Iranian-British-American film director, screenwriter and university professor Tina Gharavi is currently making a gangster film about Iranian women in 1980s Paris. She speaks to Brownbook on collective amnesia, the lack of empathetic storytelling, and why she relocated to Newcastle, UK.

Watch More

Interviews
8 Videos
Interviews / Bahrain 03:32

Noura Al Sayeh

Young architect Noura Al Sayeh is changing the face of Bahrain by rehabilitating its existing urban fabric

Interviews / UK 03:17

Stephan Stapleton

A champion of the Saudi Arabian art community, Stephen Stapleton is the mind behind Edge of Arabia. Currently working in London, he hopes to shed a broader sense of light on Arabian art and its relevant creatives.

Interviews / Dubai, UAE 02:48

Don Sankey

This British metalworker splits his time between his studio and the classroom in the UAE

Interviews / Muscat, Oman 03:53

Fatma Al Nabhani

Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes

Interviews / Beirut, Lebanon 02:50

Lara Khoury

Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.

Interviews / London, UK 03:32

Hassan Hajjaj

Born in Morocco, Hassan Hajjaj made the move to London at the age of 14 where he quickly assimilated into the vibrant local music scene. Hajjaj has gone on to become well-known for his ability to juxtapose European and Arabic influences through his various platforms.

Interviews / New York, USA 05:34

Oddisee

Rapper and producer Oddisee talks to Brownbook on diaspora identity and how his music is shaped by everything from field hymns to Khartoum wedding music

Interviews / Japan, Tokyo 04:51

Vladimir Tamari

Tamari was a celebrated artist of the Palestinian diaspora who lived out the later half of his life in Tokyo with his wife Kyoko and two daughters