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German graffiti artists sneak protest graffiti on to the Homeland series

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posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 03:59 AM
Well, i had to think of these chinese tattoos which say "Noodlesoup" instead of "Love"

That is kind of peacefull protest!

"In the second episode of the fifth season, which aired in the US and Australia earlier this week, and will be shown in the UK on Sunday, lead character Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, can be seen striding past a wall daubed with Arabic script reading: “Homeland is racist.

Other slogans painted on the walls of the fictional Syrian refugee camp included “Homeland is a joke, and it didn’t make us laugh” and “#blacklivesmatter”, the artists – Heba Amin, Caram Kapp and Stone – said in a statement published online.

The artists said they had been contacted in June by a fellow street artist who had been approached by a production company looking for people to add authenticity to the set – intended to portray a refugee camp on the Syrian-Lebanese border, but filmed on the outskirts of Berlin.
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“Given the series’ reputation,” they wrote, “we were not easily convinced, until we considered what a moment of intervention could relay about our own and many others’ political discontent with the series. It was our moment to make our point by subverting the message using the show itself.”

In an early meeting with the production team, they were, the statement claims, handed images of “pro-Assad graffiti – apparently natural in a Syrian refugee camp”.

The trio decided instead to use the opportunity to air their criticisms of the show, adding graffiti stating: “Homeland is NOT a series”, “The situation is not to be trusted” and “This show does not represent the views of the artists.”

The Arabic script was not checked by producers, they claimed. “The content of what was written on the walls … was of no concern. In their eyes, Arabic script is merely a supplementary visual that completes the horror-fantasy of the Middle East, a poster image dehumanising an entire region to human-less figures in black burkas and moreover, this season, to refugees.”

Amin told the Guardian: “We think the show perpetuates dangerous stereotypes by diminishing an entire region into a farce through the gross misrepresentations that feed into a narrative of political propaganda.

“It is clear they don’t know the region they are attempting to represent. And yet, we suffer the consequences of such shallow and misguided representation.”

Full article - 'Homeland is racist': artists sneak subversive graffiti on to TV show

That´s a way to fight those (Fox) propaganda powers, fight them with their own weapons!!!

posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 04:08 AM
An interesting twist. But now that it's known the producers will probably cut that scene (or at least trim it) before the episode is shown again in the States or repeated in Europe or on DVD. Kind of like how the producers of "Sex and the City" edited out the World Trade Center in the show's opening on its old episodes.

posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 04:14 AM
This is why they hate graffiti and graf writers, they know that putting paint on a wall is the first steps in social revolution. This is why they the state not only tries to lock away graf writers, they even make shops lock away the paint, its like not even inanimate objects are safe from anti-graffiti fascism.

#Out4Fame #FatCaps #TeamRobbo

EDIT: I'm lucky enough to live in a city where graffiti and graf writers are not persecuted, but I grew up where there was a very authoritarian response to our art groups. I have seen how legalizing graffiti reduces other street crime.
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posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 03:51 PM
a reply to: DerBeobachter

*looks around*

*whistles his song*

Greetings from Censormany!

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