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Meira Asher

Netherlands

Biography

Meira Asher studied Tabla and Dhrupad in Varanasi-India, and traditional drumming, voice and dance of the Ga, Eve and Dagomba people of Ghana, both of which she later taught and performed. BFA in percussion and multidisciplinary arts at California Institute of the Arts (1990). Master in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague (2002).
She is an author of art projects Dissected (album and concert 1997), Spears into Hooks (album and image-sound performance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 1999), Infantry (album and image-sound performance with Guy Harries, on child manipulation and child soldiers 2001), and Face_WSLOT (album, book, interdisciplinary art installation, and debut documentary film on female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone 2004) which toured and were published throughout the world. She is also co-founder (2001) of the bodylab art foundation in The Hague.

Filmography:

Woman See Lot of Things (65´, Holandsko, 2004)

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Woman See Lot of Things

Woman See Lot of Things (Orig.) / 2006 / Netherlands / 65 min

Woman see lot of things is an experimental documentary about three female ex-child combatants who were participants in the Liberian and Sierra Leonean civil wars of the 1990s.

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