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Elisa Pierandrei

Elisa Pierandrei


Elisa Pierandrei is an Italian journalist and author based in Milan. She writes and researches stories across art, literature, and the visual media.

Discover 10 Palestinian films directed by Palestinian filmmakers, showcasing the enduring struggle for survival and the deep connection to their homeland

03 May, 2024

Book Club: One year after the killing of Mahsa Amini, a wealth of literature has surfaced celebrating the bravery of Iran's 'Women's Life Freedom' Movement.

13 December, 2023

Morocco is considered to be an intermediate tectonic zone. Hundreds of earthquakes of different magnitudes are recorded annually by the National Institute of Geophysics. Although the majority of them go unnoticed, some are of significant magnitude.

27 September, 2023

A country of colourful mosaics, creativity is innate to the Moroccan mindset. Now, a new generation of graffiti and street artists are giving a new lease of life to city buildings, transforming their plain exteriors to ones teeming with vibrant life.

23 December, 2022

Since its inception, cinema in Palestine has been a vital medium to project the day-to-day suffering under occupation to an audience beyond the lens. In particular, the Second Intifada brought a new wave of filmmaking, with a fascinating aesthetic.

06 September, 2022

Elisa Pierandrei writes that Wikipedia has opened up new opportunities for activists fighting for the legitimacy of indigenous languages and dialects, especially in Africa where the legacy of colonialism continues to have an impact.

14 June, 2022

Responsible for some of the most cherished pictures of Cairo's bustling cosmopolitan society in the 20th century, Van Leo has a remarkable portfolio. But who was the famed photographer and what legacy does he leave for Arab photographers today?

17 March, 2022

North African online journalists forged courageous new paths for their profession since the Arab uprising began ten years ago, yet today they are being caught by a tightening web of state repression redux, writes Elisa Pierandrei.

08 December, 2021