Interrupt This Program

This five-part series reveals the surprisingly vital cultural underbellies of global cities that have recently suffered war, disaster or unrest. Featuring the turbulent cities of Beirut, Kiev, Athens, Port-au-Prince and Medellin in Columbia; each compelling episode follows three or four young passionate artists and one Canadian ex-pat. These artists break the status quo of their environments to produce art as a form of protest, as a means of survival, as an agent of change and as a display of courage.

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Episodes

Interrupt This Program Port-au-Prince

This episode of the groundbreaking Interrupt This Program series takes us to Port-au-Prince where a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/14/2016

Interrupt This Program Medellin

This episode of Interrupt This Program visits Colombia's city of Medellin, once considered the most dangerous place in the world. Here a rapper, a musician, a filmmaker and an urban planner take us on a tour of their city currently experiencing a cultural renaissance.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

Interrupt This Program Athens

The third episode of Interrupt The Program visits Athens, Greece. A photographer, an electronic pop band, a mural artist and a writer demonstrate how art is a means of survival in the midst of a city under economic crisis.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

Interrupt This Program Kiev

The second episode of Interrupt The Program takes us to Ukraine and the city of Kiev, where we meet a poet, a rocker and a performance artist. They continue to push creative boundaries in a city that is struggling in the wake of the Euromaidan Revolution.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/23/2015

Interrupt This Program Beirut

The opening episode of the Interrupt This Program series takes us to Lebanon and the city of Beirut. The artists we meet — a writer, a graffiti artist, a hip-hop artist and a Baladi (belly) dancer — embody art as protest in a post-civil war city divided by religion.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/20/2015