As of 2015, there are nearly 60 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide escaping conflict and persecution. A large percentage hail from the Middle East and North Africa. Art in Exile creates a platform for artists living through times of tyranny, war, and exile to showcase their work and tell their own stories. Through films, panel discussions, artwork, and music, Art in Exile will explore the challenges and potential for art as a means of political expression, catharsis, and constructive dialogue. Through these platforms, artists can reach out to those searching for a human face in a sea of complex political realities and devastating war.