Boondoggle

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Art (and reality) is dangerous

Freedom of the arts in Sudan:

Sudanese security officers burst into a theatre in the cultural capital of war-torn Darfur and arrested three actors when the curtain came down on a play with political undertones, a fellow player said on Monday.

The incident happened on Sunday night in Nyala, the largest city in Darfur, where actors staged a Sudanese play about men sitting in a cave who start a dialogue on how to manage their lives and elect one of them to be a president.

A memo to Plato on what’s really outside the cave, I suppose.

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October 28, 2008 - Posted by | Darfur |

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  1. […] in Sudan In addition to its renowned freedom of the arts, Sudan boasts a robust — and completely non-ironic — freedom of the press. Police in […]

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