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The Artist Under Attack by Pizzagate Trolls

Maria Marshall often features her children in her work; now she’s being attacked for it

The video artist Maria Marshall frequently features her children in her work and now she’s being threatened by conspiracy theorists in the US who have branded her a paedophile and believe her work is connected to the fabricated Pizzagate scandal. She describes what it’s like to be falsely accused.

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Despite dodging bombs in Damascus, and death threats from ISIS, Ahmad Joudeh was determined to become a ballet dancer. Then he caught the eye of the artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet and his dream came true.

Presenter: Tina Daheley

(Photo: Picture of Maria Marshall. Credit: Maria Marshall.)

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