Stance explores PTSD and how people living in violent neighborhoods are developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at rates as high, if not higher, than veterans who served on the frontline in Iraq. We find out more about how this mental health condition can result from a larger array of sources than previously known. We speak to the thorn in government of China’s side, activist and member of the feminist 5, Li Maizi. And lastly we hear from filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah at the West Coast Premiere of his highly acclaimed film, Black Mother.
Stance visits India to meet street educators, young LGBTQ activists and visual artists that are all changing the face of modern Mumbai. Plus we meet with with Grammy Award-winning musician, Zakir Hussain, and visionary choreographer, Alonzo King, at the world premiere of their new co-creation, Sutra to discuss the importance of artistic collaboration. Finally, we speak to actor and playwright, Natasha Gordon whose first ever play, Nine Night, is debuting at London’s prestigious National Theatre.
Stance looks at the changing face of drugs, including a special report from California on weed and LSD. Plus, we hear about the sacred plant, Iboga, from the forest of Gabon, known as one of the strongest psychedelic drugs on the planet. We meet with award-winning choreographer and director Holly Blakey, ahead of her London show, Cowpuncher. And we speak to writer Nikesh Shukla to find out more about his new novel, The One Who Wrote Destiny.
Stance returns with its Alternative Realities series and investigates the perception of Witches and what it means to be a be a witch in the UK, the US and India. They speak to Longlisted Man Booker prize author, Kamila Shamsie about her recent novel, Home Fire. Plus they discuss music with DJ & Producer of the moment, Kaytranada.
In Stance we speak to the French artist, JR to talk about his work including the new project, Faces Places. We catch up with award-winning director Maysaloun Hamoud, to find out more about her directorial debut movie In Between. Lastly, we explore centrism and ask, will it ever be in vogue again?
Stance explores our complex and glorious relationships to food, with Ruby Tandoh and others. They speak to one of Britain’s most exciting young visual artists, Larry Achiampong. And lastly, in our age of fourth wave feminism and the internet, they caught up with See Red Women’s Workshop - an activist collective formed in 1974 Britain.