Month: February 2017

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Karen Price teaches belly dance in the West Midlands

I met Karen Price last year at her RaqsW6 event, the annual belly dance show in the Wolverhampton area. Professional artists from around the UK and from abroad perform at Karen’s shows, together with her local students and her Shikidim dance troupe. Watch Karen teach her new beginners class in Perton. She talks about how the life long…

Romania 2017: A closer look at Romanian protests and political background

We published the first part on recent protests in Romania, with real Romanians’ stories. Today we continue with more witness accounts, as well as in depth analysis by people involved in the events, and their current worries. Media accounts transition from initial reports on Romanians peacefully taking the streets to more in depth analysis of what…

Stories of Romania 2017: How Romanians peacefully took the streets against their Govt (part I)

What has been actually happening in Romania over the last week? International media such as the BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times  and Le Monde report on big scale protests against the Romanian Government, unprecedented since the 1989 upraising against former dictator Ceausescu. (photo by Dan Mihai Balanescu) As a Romanian myself, I regularly check social media for posts…

VIDEO: What about knowing somebody from Eastern Europe?

Would you watch a video about somebody’s home/homeland? Would somebody you did not know, from a country you do not know a lot about, have any chance to gain your attention? How much would you want to learn about somebody from Eastern Europe? The first complex video I ever made, with a very basic tool…