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Karim Ben Khelifa, a 2013 Nieman Fellow, will take part in the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, a week of development workshops, in late October. The institute selected Khelifa for his project “The Enemy,” which Khelifa worked on during his Nieman year. In this work, which focuses on how hostile groups perceive themselves and their enemy’s cultural differences, Khelifa puts head shots of single individuals from two warring factions side by side, and includes a short interview with each person alongside the photos. Take, for example, Adi of the Israeli Army and Abu Yasser, a jihadi fighter. Khelifa is currently an artist-in-residence at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab.

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