Dana is a Lebanese-American documentary producer, journalist, and storyteller.

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While we’re working on our summer season, we’re going to be dropping some bonus episodes into your feed over the next few months. Starting with this one: a special conversation featuring producer Alex Atack, who you’ve heard telling you all these stories, but you probably don’t know much about him. So this his backstory, and a sneak peek into what's coming up in Kerning Cultures' summer season. It comes to us from our friends at the Da Miri Podcast, which is a show hosted by Tariq Elmeri where he has these deep, honest conversations with what he calls “unique individuals." Never miss an episode by subscribing to Kerning Cultures. Episodes are released twice a month. If you enjoyed listening, please leave us a rating and review on your podcast app! You can support this show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month.Support the show.
This year, we’ll be switching to a seasonal release schedule, rather than one episode every two weeks. Hebah explains why.Support the show.
Today, an update on a story from the Kerning Cultures vault. The little-known, intertwining of history between Yemen and Vietnam, told through the lens of a single family. Then, a story of modern Arab migration. Thank you to Faraj and his family for being so open and warm with us despite us poking around in their family history. To Adam Sjoberg who directed the film Shake The Dust that features Faraj and other amazing break dancers from around the world. And to all the Yemeni scholars and researchers who helped us unpack some of the complex history, especially Najwa Adra, Hasan Al Ansi, and Jon Swanson. This story originally aired in December 2018. Never miss an episode by subscribing to Kerning Cultures. Episodes are released twice a month. If you enjoyed listening, please leave us a rating and review on your podcast app! You can support this show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month.Support the show.
In 1942, Lebanon’s National Museum opened in Beirut, celebrating the country’s golden age and inside, it housed some of the region’s most important artifacts. So when the Lebanese war started in 1975, the museum staff came up with a risky and elaborate scheme to save everything inside the museum. This week on Kerning Cultures, the story of how a small team of museum employees protected thousands of years’ worth of history. Thank you to Suzy Hakimian, Anne-Marie Afeiche and Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann for speaking to us for this episode. This episode was produced by Alex Atack, with editorial support from Dana Ballout, Tamara Rasamny and Hebah Fisher, with fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar. Sound design by Mohamed Khreizat. Bella Ibrahim is our marketing manager and Tala Amhaz is our business development manager. Join our special AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Alex Atack about this episode until December 23. Check it out here. You can subscribe & listen to DomTak podcast here.  Kerning Cultures is a Kerning Cultures Network production. Never miss an episode by subscribing to Kerning Cultures. Episodes are released twice a month. If you enjoyed listening, please leave us a rating and review on your podcast app! You can support this show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month.Support the show.
Today, an update on a story from the Kerning Cultures vault. Elie was a journalist looking for her next story when she met Ziad at a party in Istanbul. Ziad was a Syrian refugee hoping to travel to Europe and apply for asylum. Elie asked Ziad if she could follow him to Norway, his final destination, and document the journey. He said yes. So commences their odyssey together... and the beginning of a journey neither could have anticipated. This story originally aired in May 2017. Never miss an episode by subscribing to Kerning Cultures. Episodes are released twice a month. If you enjoyed listening, please leave us a rating and review on your podcast app! You can support this show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month.Support the show.
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Location
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Episode Count
70
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 day, 8 hours