The Believers are but Brothers

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Believers are but Brothers
Image courtesy of Javaad Alipoor

The Believers are but Brothers, online, 29 July–12 August 2020, from £8.00 - Book now

Created by Javaad Alipoor, The Believers are but Brothers uses WhatsApp to take audiences on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and radicalisation.

Old orders are collapsing, from the post-colonial nation-states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. And through everything, tech-savvy and bloodthirsty groups run through European drawn borderlines.

Meanwhile, a generation of young men, find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power and sex they think they deserve; this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.

Javaad Alipoor spent time exploring how ISIS and the alt-right radicalise online. Extraordinary and fascinating, The Believers are but Brothers tells the story through documentary, interactivity and fiction.

For this interactive performance, audiences will require an internet connection, a computer/ tablet and a smartphone with WhatsApp installed.

Performed as part of Electric Dreams Online, the digital festival runs for three weeks this summer.

 

The Believers are but Brothers, online

29 July–12 August 2020
From £8.00

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