: The Norwegian Writers' Association's Freedom of Expression Award has just been awarded to Aslı Erdogan – who more than any other author has become the symbol of the catastrophic development in today's Turkey. She refuses to give in despite persistent harassment, persecution and imprisonment, and still insists that the only solution to lasting peace is through reconciliation.
: Through four hour-long episodes, Oliver Stone has interviewed Vladimir Putin. These unique meetings have resulted in a distinctive and noteworthy portrait of one of the most enduring leaders of our time.
"If we do not change course, xenophobic policies will lead to the collapse of Europe," said Gianfranco Rosi, the filmmaker behind Film from the South's winning film, the Lampedusa documentary "The Sea Burns" (in theaters now).
: We are talking about the deeper people's soul in Ukraine, about the importance of literature, about pluralism and the relationship between Russians and Ukrainians. Ny Tid met the country's famous author Andrej Kurkov.
: Half a million Syrian children today live in Lebanon with inadequate or no schooling. The documentary If I Close My Eyes provides an insight into their everyday lives. Ny Tid spoke with director Francesca Mannechi who lets our subscribers see the film.
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