The Beirut Image Festival, in its first year, is providing a forum for young photographers raised on the digital imagery of social media to get a taste of the art of photography by exhibiting their works in venues alongside veteran photographers.
From Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to the film "Girls of the Sun" at the Cannes Film Festival, 2018 has been a year of Kurdish women. The recently held Dahuk International Film Festival showcased Kurdish women's presence in the film industry.
In Casablanca, the 4th Amazigh Theatrical Festival is promoting the use of the Amazigh language and cultural practices. Observers say that while this is a good way of promoting the culture, the responsible authorities in Morocco need to do more to shed light on Amazigh culture.
In the city of Rmelan in northern Syria, a centre for art and culture has hosted a 9 day festival aimed at encouraging children to share their experiences to the world. Many of the children wanted to convey their voices as Syrian children who survived despite the war.
The diverse population of Mosul unite to celebrate the Spring Festival in defiance of ISIS' former rule of terror. This is the first time Moslawi's celebrate this occasion since the liberation of their city from ISIS in late-2017.