The Man Who Stole Banksy

Director: Marco Proserpio
Narrator: Iggy Pop
UK, Italy, 2018, 90’, color
Arabic, English, Italian with Turkish, English subtitle

In 2007, world-renowned street artist Banksy went to Palestine to paint protest graffiti on walls, including a piece depicting an Israeli soldier checking a donkey’s ID in Bethlehem. Some locals took offense at being portrayed as donkeys. A local Palestinian taxi driver decided to cut out the offending graffiti and sell it on eBay. What follows is a story of clashing cultures, art, identity, theft, and the black market. From art dealers to private collectors and even fellow street artists, everyone has a different take on this incident; which brings to the surface a discussion on issues of rights pertaining to street art-the right to create, to erase, to protest, to sell...

Chris the Swiss

Chris the Swiss

Dreamaway

Dreamaway

The Man Who Stole Banksy

The Man Who Stole Banksy

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana

Young and Alive

Young and Alive

Circus Rwanda

Circus Rwanda

Meeting Gorbachev

Meeting Gorbachev

Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)

Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)

Putin’s Witnesses

Putin’s Witnesses

The Silence of Others

The Silence of Others

Our Defeats

Our Defeats

Finding Farideh

Finding Farideh

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts.