Highlight Arts

Highlight Arts

Highlight Arts

Highlight Arts



Found in Translation – A Digital Poetry Project وجد في الترجمة - قصائد الكترونية

A series of 9 short films shot in the northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan featuring…


Learning Lab : Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place - Manchester, May 4, 2016

Home, 10:30 am - 17:00 pm        Still from 'The Architect' by Mujahid…4th May 2016

Tales of Two Storytellers

[caption id="attachment_2978" align="alignright" width="225"] A Tale of Two Storytellers: Ian Stephen & Mujahid Eshai in…25th February 2016


Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawali Group

Video performance


Scene of words (Urdu Poetry in Pakistan)

An appreciation for truck poetry from Ali Kamran, editor from Sang-e-meel bookshop and publishing house,…19th May 2015

Tracing by Jelle Cauwenberghs

Wilderness guide, Jelle Cauwenberghs, takes us on a visceral tour of the Arctic landscapes that…18th August 2015

Syria on the Road: Stories of Conflict, Migration & Place by Yasmin Fedda

Highlight Arts presented the film programme, Syria on the Road, at the 2015 Platforma Festival…17th November 2015


Beyond Words by Roxana Vilk

Short film

This is why I make films.... by Shahrbanoo Sadat

"They believed people who wore glasses were blind, so for seven years I couldn’t see",…4th August 2015


Why Highlight Arctic: From Iraq to the Polar North

Dispatches from Highlight Arts project co-ordinator Yasmin Al-Hadithi who explores how she, an Iraqi Brit,…7th April 2015


Khyam Allami and Vasilis Sarikis live at Reel Iraq - London March 23, 2013

Concert film

A different tune – music, identity and resistance in far west China by Nick Holdstock

Author Nick Holdstock explores musical traditions and pop sensibilities in Xinjiang, China. Before 2009 few…10th March 2015


Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble live at Reel Iraq 2009

Music performance video

More than just ice: Changing perceptions of the Arctic by Jessi Thornton

Jessi Thornton on the illusion that the Arctic is an empty frontier, and why our forthcoming…15th July 2015


Call for Films

Submissions Open: Highlight Arctic 2016

Glasgow to Lahore - a Highlight poetry project

Poetry translations


This Room is Waiting - a book of poetry translations

Poetry Book

Reel Iraq Festival (2013)

Festival23rd - 30th March 2013

Ali Ferzat

Artist Profile



Artist Profile

Erbil Literature Festival (2014)

Literary Festival22nd - 24th April 2014


I Chose to Listen

Free download of poetry book