America Abroad: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East

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Film, music and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil. Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. In this episode of America Abroad, hear about some of the most prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Evaluate their takes on liberal ideals, sectarian violence, terrorism and how they're being received by audiences in both the Arab and Muslim communities and in the West.

You'll hear about the new film "Horses Of God," which focuses on the roots of extremism in Casablanca, Lebanese artist Tania Saleh who sings for peace between Sunni and Shiites, Pakistani playwright Shahid Nadeem who exposes taboo political topics, and more.

Airs Friday, December 12 at 11pm on AM 820