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Fighting Cultural Destruction

Protecting Syria's antiquities, street art with a message in Manchester, Pashtun fashion, life imitates art in Kuwait.

With Sahar Zand.

Maamoun Abdulkarim, the man in charge of trying to protect Syria’s precious artefacts from being destroyed by ISIS, explains why his job is crucial for Syria’s future.

Also in the programme, we visit the street artist based in Manchester, England who’s using her art to challenge our ideas of how men and women should behave, Afghan designer Nawed Elias discusses his work combining Pashtun traditional costume with high fashion, and from Kuwait, writer Mai Al-Nakib relates a curious case of life imitating art.

(Photo: artefacts from Tell Halaf in Northern Syria on display in Germany Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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