A Media Artist's Response To Failing Diplomacy
When BriAnna Olson's pacifist views were confronted by an adamant American couple, she decided to heed their challenge and head to Tehran-- the epicenter of the Axis of Evil nation.
Amongst a landscape of failed diplomacy and media smear campaigns, she and fellow artist Michael Pope found a society far more alive and hospitable than they'd ever been led to believe.
Like jesters of a modern-day Magellan, they've returned with stories and insights to a culture few American's have seen first hand.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
We are having an event at Middle East in Cambridge-
the reason is triple fold.
1. A public announcement to our Boston scene that I'm planning a trip to Tehran, as a self-described "Ambassador of Love". =)
2. A fundraiser to cover the cost of my trip (plane tix, hotel, translator, visas...).
3. A chance for Iranian rock band Hypernova to ROCK Cambridge, Massachusetts.
You should totally come.