Urban Media Institute

We focus on research and production around social and environmental issues in the Global South, with particular attention to the Middle East and North Africa region.

Current Events


Midnight Traveler

  Event: Screening and Panel MIDNIGHT TRAVELER is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a

The Tragedy of Internet Infrastructure

  Join us for a discussion on the past, present, and future of the Internet in Afghanistan in the context of the Middle East. Panelists will address the national and


Roundtable Two-time Sundance Film Festival award-winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual

A Few Cubic Meters of Love

  Screening and Panel Somewhere in the outskirts of Tehran a small factory illegally employs Afghan asylum seekers, who live with their families in old containers or modest shacks in