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Naif Al-Mutawa: Art and Religion

Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of The 99, comic books featuring characters based on Islamic culture and religion, on the importance of interpreting and translating between cultures.

Naif Al-Mutawa discusses the importance of interpreting and translating between cultures.

Naif created The 99 - comic books featuring characters based on Islamic culture and religion, but appealing to universal virtues.

In his Four Thought talk, he uses his own experiences running up against extremism and wilful misunderstanding, to meditate on the importance of cultural interpretation. And he argues that art and religion co-existed for centuries, and should be able to do so again.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

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15 minutes

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  • Wed 18 Jul 2012 20:45
  • Sun 22 Jul 2012 05:45

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