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Exhibitions

Detail from: Darwish Abou El-Abed, Raouf Rifai, Lebanon, 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 140.5 x 100cm

An Art Exhibition and Auction in Support of the Institute for Palestine Studies

Keyword: Palestine

1/2 — 1/3/2018

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture will be hosting an exhibition of some of the artworks, which were donated to the Institute for Palestine Studies by a group of Arab and international artists. Proceeds from the sales will go to support the Institute for Palestine Studies’ ongoing research. More details to follow.

 

Events

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Screening + Q&A

Stitching Palestine

16/1/2018 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories and their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery.

Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail.

Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal.

Twelve women, twelve life-spans, and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.

Carol Mansour is an independent documentary filmmaker. She founded Forward Film Production in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon. With over 25 years in documentary production, Mansour has covered the world from Sri Lanka to Lebanon to Uzbekistan. Her work reflects her concern for human rights and social justice, covering issues such as migrant workers, refugees, environmental issues, mental health, rights of the disabled, war and memory, right to health, and child labor.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Carol Mansour and writer and actor Raeda Taha.

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Location: Auditorium, Second Floor | Free Entrance

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Screening

Ghost Hunting

23/1/2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM

As a result of being jailed in the Shin Bet’s Al- Moskobiya investigation center at the age of 18, director Raed Andoni has fragments of memories he cannot determine as real or imagined. In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, he decides to try to rebuild that mysterious place. Responding to a job announcement that seeks ex-inmates of Al-Moskobiya, a large group gathers in an empty yard. Together, they start a journey in which they rediscover the shape of their old prison and attempt to reenact their story.

Born in Palestine in 1967, Raed Andoni started his career in cinema as an independent producer in 1998. He co-founded the production company Dar Films. Ghost Hunting won the Glashütte Original Documentary Award at the 2017 Berlinale.

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Location: Auditorium, Second Floor | Free Entrance

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Screening + Q&A

The Wanted 18

30/1/2018 | 6:30-8:30 PM

The first Intifada, 1987: Palestinian leaders urge communities to develop alternatives to Israeli products. In response, a group of Palestinian activists starts a collective dairy farm with 18 head of cattle. Once their “Intifada milk” gains popularity, the Israeli army orders the farm’s closure, declaring the cows a threat to national security. The activists persevere, hiding the cows in caves and continuing to produce Palestinian milk. This is the story of the most powerful army in the Middle East chasing 18 cows.

Amer Shomali is a Palestinian multidisciplinary artist, using painting, films, digital media, installations, and comics as tools to explore and interact with the sociopolitical scene in Palestine. Much of Shomali’s work examines the creation and the use of the Palestinian revolution’s iconography. Born in Kuwait in 1981, Shomali holds a BSc in Architecture from Birzeit University in Palestine, and a Master’s degree in Animation from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. He is currently based in Ramallah, Palestine.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Amer Shomali.

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Location: Auditorium, Second Floor | Free Entrance

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Children's Theater Workshop

Play・Act・Perform

15/1/2018 — 2/4/2018 (Every Monday) | 4:30-6:00 PM

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture is pleased to invite you to a weekly theater workshop for children (in Arabic) led by Hashem Adnan (Zoukak).

 

The workshop aims to present theater as a creative space to help children acquire oral and expressive language skills. They will enjoy vocal and corporal exercises, as well as acting, improvising and building theatrical scenes. Through learning by doing, participants will be able to present a short play that they would write and perform at the end of the workshop.

 

For registration and more information, please reach us at 01/367013 or activities@darelnimer.org