In the years following independence, Zimbabwe’s film industry was thriving. Now, reduced investment and the recent economic crisis are taking a toll. Even actors with the distinction of being household names are feeling the effects.
Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.
President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986. Despite his advancing age, his supporters are changing laws to let him run for office again. Meanwhile, his record of human rights abuses is piling up. Now, a new group of citizens is taking the lead in opposing his rule: musicians and entertainers.
For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.
Massive public murals have a long and storied history as an art form in Mexico. With the Central de Abasto – the world’s largest open-air wholesale market – as its canvas, the cooperative We Do Things has brought more than two dozen murals to the walls of the market, despite the obstacles of an earthquake and a shortage of funds.
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake forever altered the country, including the devastation of Haiti’s nascent theater scene. Eight years later, advocates are reviving the art and discovering the role of theater in rebuilding the nation.