El Mac + Shamsia Hassani - "Birds of No Nation" Mural | Video


A predominant view of Afghanistan in modern times is that of a conflicted and struggling nation. Amidst the fighting and strife, an Afghan artist, Shamsia Hassani, is trying to change the perception of her country and its art. Viet Nam The World Tour connected Hassani with Californian artist El Mac for a mural project titled, "Birds of No Nation." This is the first mural painted by El Mac, where he is painting the portrait of the artist involved in the project. The video interview shows the extra hardship Hassani is faced with every time she travels outside of her country, from getting visas to being granted entry into a foreign country, and this Vietnam trip was no different. Watch the full video underneath to find out more.