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The Believers Are But Brothers

Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley (UK)

Oct 30 – Nov 10, 2018 | Culture Lab [map]

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Show Warning: explicit language

The Cultch and Diwali in BC co-presentation of The Believers Are But Brothers is generously supported by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, UK

Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley. Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor. An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right, and ISIS. We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech-savvy and extremist groups rip up political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power, and sex they think they deserve. This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity, and hate speech.

Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2017

★★★★★ Complex…Masterly…One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age ” — Financial Times

Part of the Ceasefire Series: an exploration of past and present warfare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WWI. 

Showtimes:

Oct 30, 8PM: Opening
Oct 31 – Nov 03, Nov 06 – 10, 8PM
Nov 03-04 & 10, 2PM
Nov 04, 7PM

Post-show Artist Talkback: Nov 01 & 06

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