A film poster exhibition by Abboudi Bou Jaoudé

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The main installation recreates a 3-dimensional snapshot of the major cities and towns of Palestine circa 1947

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Workshop . 8 June 2016, 3 PM - 6 PM

CHILDREN'S EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

WARAQ & STUDIO KAWAKEB

These hands-on workshops invite children to engage in an interactive learning experience by exploring the narratives behind Palestinian embroidery

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Workshop . 11 June 2016, 12 PM - 12 PM

OBJECT-IN-FOCUS

RACHEL DEDMAN

These tactile workshops will bring you up-close and personal with objects from the exhibition

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Book Launch . 15 June 2016, 7 PM - 10 PM

"THE EMBROIDERS" & "AT THE SEAMS"

Rachel Dedman, Tanya Traboulsi and others

A special screening of "The Embroiderers" and the formal launch of the "At the Seams" publication

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Workshop . 18 June 2016, 12 PM - 6 PM

EMBROIDERY SATURDAY

PALESTINIAN CROSS-STITCH

Learn the basics of the Palestinian cross-stitch

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Workshop . 16 July 2016, 12 PM - 6 PM

MARKET MORNING & OPEN EMBROIDERY

SATURDAY MARKET

Shop and stitch in the sunshine!

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Talk . 23 July 2016, 10 AM - 4 PM

TALKS AT THE SEAMS

DISCUSSING PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY

he discussion will engage with concerns surrounding the pictorial role of embroidery in Palestinian art history; the work of embroidery NGOs and craft-production as empowerment; the shaping of identity and embroidery’s role in resistance

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Tour . 29 July 2016, 11 AM - 12 PM

CURATOR TOUR

RACHEL DEDMAN & LAMA MAWLA

A guided tour of 'At the Seams'

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Workshop . 23 August 2016, 10 AM - 2 PM

SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP

FARAH FAYYAD

Participating children will create their own illustrations to be printed on t-shirts and back sacks

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Talking Music . 13 September 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

FATOU DIWARA

MEET THE ARTIST

Discover Diawara and her musical achievements

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Book Launch . 17 September 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

VANISHED

AHMED MASOUD

The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda

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Screening . 7 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

RECOLLECTION

KAMAL ALJAFARI

The Israeli and American features shot in the town of Jaffa from the 60s to the 90s are the basis for the story of a dream. All protagonists are removed from the original footage, leaving an empty setting formed by the town. Thus, the impossible is made possible from the ‘I’ perspective, namely filming the past and compiling a picture album made of memories

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Talk . 11 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SEA OF STORIES: VOYAGES OF THE PALESTINIAN ARCHIVES

AHMAD BARCLAY & HANA SLEIMAN

The story of the archives of the Palestinian national movement reveals a narrative of exile and fragmentation that reflects the Palestinian experience itself.

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Performance . 13 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

A PERFORMANCE DESPERATELY IN NEED FOR AN AUDIENCE

ARAB PUPPET THEATRE FOUNDATION

The story of ‘A Performance Desperately in Need for an Audience’ tells the tale of exile. It delves into the world where thousands upon thousands of people are choosing to bear the burden of migration and to face the ultimate risk of death, leaving behind their homes and loved ones, in the hopes of finding themselves human again beyond the seas

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Screening . 14 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

MY LOVE AWAITS ME BY THE SEA

MAIS DARWAZAH

‘My Love Awaits Me by the Sea’ is a poetic documentary narrating the story of the director who takes the first-time journey back to her homeland, Palestine. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Mais Darwazah and Rima Mismar (AFAC).

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Talk . 18 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

OFF FRAME: A JOURNEY THROUGH MILITANT CINEMA

MOHANAD YAQUBI

Drawing on recently found film rushes, rare documentary footage and clips of Third Cinema, Mohanad Yaqubi will introduce us to a fascinating and often neglected world that engages with the depth of Palestine’s filmmaking history, its role in shaping Palestinian identity, and its ties to the wider Third Cinema movement

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Talk . 25 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

THE SEA IS THIS WAY

DICTAPHONE GROUP

Dictaphone Group was asked to guest edit the Fall 2013 online edition of ArteEast. Based on ‘This Sea Is Mine’ project (2012), they discussed the issue of access to the sea and public space in several Arab cities. They asked the contribution of activists, artists and researchers from Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Palestine, with an aim to critically and comparatively open a debate about access to the sea as a social practice and as a right to ‘make and remake our cities’ (Harvey, 2008).

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Tour . 29 October 2016, 11 AM - 12 PM

THIS SEA IS MINE

DICTAPHONE GROUP

Taking an audio tour based on ‘This Sea Is Mine’ performance that was conducted in 2012, the audience is invited to a journey with fisherman Adnan al-Oud on a fishing boat from the Ain El-Mreisse port to Dalieh seafront area in Raouche

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Screening . 29 October 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

REFLECTIONS

SARAH ZEYRAB

It is through the voice notes exchanged with her parents that Sarah discovers that the war has reversed their roles

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Screening . 29 October 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

HAMULE

MAURICIO MISLE

In audio and video recordings from the 1970’s, Mauricio Misle found strong memories from his family in Palestine, that present a brutal episode of the Israeli colonization. Hamule reflects the trauma inherited by several generations of Palestinian descendants in Chile

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Book Signing . 15 November 2016, 5:30 PM - 7 PM

APOLLO ON GAZA SHORE

HOODA SHAWA

A book signing followed by a conversation with Hooda Shawa

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Concert . 15 November 2016, 7 PM - 9 PM

AMAL KAWASH AND WESSAM ELALI

"QALANDIYA INTERNATIONAL" CLOSING

A music performance by Amal Kawash (vocals) accompanied by Wissam Elali (Oud)

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Performance . 24 November 2016, 8 PM - 9:15 PM

WHERE CAN I FIND SOMEONE LIKE YOU, ALI?

RAEDA TAHA

Written, produced and performed by Raeda Taha | Directed by Lina Abyad | Duration: 75 minutes | All proceeds of the play go to support the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation

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Talking Music . 7 December 2016, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

KAMILYA JUBRAN

MEET THE ARTIST

A conversation with the artist moderated by Khyam Allami

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Talk . 9 December 2016, 4 PM - 5:30 PM

BEIRUT & BEYOND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

PANELS

Two panels organized by the Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival

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Concert . 18 January 2017, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

LEBAM JAZZ ENSEMBLE

THE LEBANESE BAND ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF MUSIC

The LeBAM Jazz Ensemble is the latest band developed and managed by the Lebanese Band Association for the Promotion of Music (LeBAM)

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Talk . 13 April 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY THROUGH THE EL-NIMER COLLECTION

DR. ALAIN FOUAD GEORGE

In this lecture, based primarily on objects seen in the Midad exhibition, we will glimpse at the main lines of these developments in the Islamic world, from West Africa to China

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Talk . 17 April 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

MIDAD’S CONTEMPORARY COMMISSIONS

RACHEL DEDMAN

Midad curator in conversation with artists to discuss the new work they have produced for Midad, commissioned by Dar El-Nimer

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Workshop . 29 April 2017, 10 AM - 12 PM

BIRDS OF A LETTER, FLOCK TOGETHER

GHALEB HAWILA

This workshop explores the fluidity of Arabic script through exercises and experiments with lettering, colors, and composition

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Talk . 2 May 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

CALLIGRAPHY: AN ART IN ITS OWN RIGHT

SAMIR SAYEGH

This talk will address the intertwined nature of Arabic calligraphy and religion, the symbiosis of language and script, and calligraphy as an art that must be understood on its own terms

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Workshop . 5 May 2017, 5 PM - 6:30 PM

TIME REVERSED

CHAFA GHADDAR

The workshop proposes an alternative way of experiencing art, text, and paper

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Talk . 11 May 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

SHOOTING REVOLUTION

MONICA MAURER

A work-in-progress aiming at making a vast audio-visual testimony of the "Palestinian Revolution" of the 70's accessible to a new generation

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Talk . 16 May 2017, 7 PM - 6:30 PM

DIALLO'S JOURNEY

IAN FOSTER

This talk attempts to answer questions about Diallo’s life, examining his time and circumstances as a slave in the United States, reasons for his travel to England, and his interaction with both societies

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Talking Music . 23 May 2017, 7 PM - 9:30 PM

ALA.NI

MEET THE ARTIST

Encounter and workshop with ALA.NI

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Talk . 30 May 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

THE BIRTH OF TYPOGRAPHY OUT OF THE SPIRIT OF CALLIGRAPHY

REZA ABEDINI

This talk is a thorough examination of the journey from contemporary calligraphy into typography

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Tarab . 8 June 2017, 9:30 PM - 11 PM

DALINE JABBOUR

Live Concert

Daline Jabbour will be performing music from Oum Koulthoum and Abdel Wahab repertory, in addition to Muwashahat

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Tarab . 22 June 2017, 9:30 PM - 11 PM

MUSTAFA SAEED

Live Concert

A lyrical journey with verses of Al-Hallaj, Jamil Sudqii El-Zihawi and Omar Khayyam

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Workshop . 3 July 2017, 10 AM - 1 PM

TYPOEM

REZA ABEDINI

Participants are invited to take classic Arabic poems and use them to make a typographic poetry book

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Workshop . 8 July 2017, 10 AM - 1 PM

LETTERS LETTERS LETTERS!

KHAJAG APELIAN & FARAH FAYYAD

Participants will draw their own using a variety of tools, compiling the results into a functioning Arabic font

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Tribute . 10 July 2017, 7 PM - 9 PM

REMEMBERING GHASSAN KANAFANI AND LAMIS NIJEM

GHASSAN KANAFANI CULTURAL FOUNDATION

Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation and Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture invite you on Monday, July 10th, to remember Ghassan Kanafani and Lamis Nijem on the 45th commemoration of their martyrdom

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Tour . 11 July 2017, 10 AM - 12 PM

ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY AT THE BASHOURA CEMETERY

ALI ASSI

A guided tour of the Bachoura cemetery to study the history of tombstones

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Performance . 13 July 2017, 7 PM - 8 PM

THE GIFT

ARAB PUPPET THEATRE FOUNDATION

From overseas, on a journey across three continents, a precious gift arrives from the east to the west... An elephant!

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Talk . 25 July 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

BRIDGING ARABIC SCRIPT & TYPE

PANEL ON ARABIC TYPE

The discussion will be centered around the necessity of building bridges between tradition and modernity in order to create authentic and high-quality Arabic typefaces.

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Workshop . 26 July 2017, 4 PM - 7 PM

ART OF ILLUMINATION

NEGIN FALLAH

To discover the art of Illumination and learn its basics

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Talk . 27 July 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

LIBERATING ARABIC

THOMAS MILO & MIRJAM SOMERS

This talk presents a new concept and technology, which offers a comprehensive solution suitable for broad online application, unshackled to specific corporate operating systems

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Tarab . 10 August 2017, 8 PM - 9:30 PM

ELIE RIZKALLAH & JOHN FAYYAD

Live Concert

An evening of classical Arabic songs by Elie Rizkallah accompanied on the piano by Dr. John Fayyad, taking us back to the golden age of Arabic music

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Workshop . 23 August 2017, 11 AM - 1 PM

FAT'HA DAMMEH KASRA

STUDIO KAWAKEB

Kids will be inspired to explore and engage with language and writing beyond speech and text itself

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Talking Music . 11 September 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

SOUAD MASSI

MEET THE ARTIST

Discover Souad’s musical journey, her relation to the Arabic language, which she’s been importing through her songs, as well as her status as an Arab woman and artist

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Book Launch . 19 September 2017, 6 PM - 8 PM

MIDAD: THE PUBLIC AND INTIMATE LIVES OF ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY

ALAIN FOUAD GEORGE

The book invites the reader to explore the worlds of Arabic calligraphy, its ever-changing expressions, and its meaning, from proclamations of authority in the public sphere to intimate beliefs about the power of the Word

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Palestinian Week . 23 September 2017, 5 PM - 9 PM

MOHAMMAD BAKRI

IN BEIRUT

A series of events will be taking place from the 23rd until the 29th of September in the presence of the acclaimed Palestinian actor and director, Mohammad Bakri

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Talk . 3 October 2017, 7 PM - 9 PM

THE NEW EPISTLES

SAMIR SAYEGH

Reading, book launch and signing

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Talk . 4 October 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

THE BIBLE IN THE FACE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND BIBLICAL STUDIES

LUTFI AL-SUMI

Presentation of 'The Bible in the Face of Archaeology and Biblical Studies'

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Screening . 6 October 2017, 6 PM - 7 PM

TALL AL ZAATAR

MONICA MAURER

Lebanese Premiere of the film

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Talk . 11 October 2017, 6 PM - 7 PM

THE DIALECTIC OF THE LANGUAGE AND THE UNIVERSE

ASSEM AL MASRI

Explore the mysteries of the Arabic alphabet and the meaning of its letters

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Workshop . 13 October 2017, 5 PM - 2 PM

PAPER & THREAD

KARMA TOHME

This workshop proposes to reflect on the construction of the book as a design object

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Tour . 18 October 2017, 11 AM - 12 PM

CURATOR TOUR

RACHEL DEDMAN

Last chance to discuss the exhibition's research and get up close to the extraordinary objects of the El-Nimer Collection

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Book Launch . 21 October 2017, 6 PM - 8 PM

NAWA EL-HAWA

MIDAD CLOSING EVENT

To mark the closing of the exhibition: ‘Midad: The Public and Intimate Lives of Arabic Calligraphy’

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Talking Music . 20 November 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

DHAFER YOUSSEF

MEET THE ARTIST

A conversation between Dhafer Youssef and Pierre Abi Saab

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Screening . 28 November 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

3000 NIGHTS | MAI MASRI

The 1987 Intifada

In collaboration with the Institute for Palestine Studies, followed by a discussion with director Mai Masri, moderated by Leila Shahid

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Screening . 29 November 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

THE WANTED 18 | AMER SHOMALI

THE 1987 INTIFADA

In collaboration with the Institute for Palestine Studies, followed by a discussion with director Amer Shomali, moderated by Rima Mismar, Executive Director of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC

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Conference . 30 November 2017, 9 AM - 2:15 PM

CONFERENCE | THE 1987 INTIFADA

THE 1987 INTIFADA: HISTORY AND MEMORY

In collaboration with the Institute for Palestine Studies, a conference day that aims to examine cultural production during and about the Intifada, with contributions by researchers, writers, artists, and filmmakers

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Talking Music . 8 December 2017, 6 PM - 7 PM

YASMINE HAMDAN

MEET THE ARTIST

A conversation with Yasmine Hamdan moderated by Pierre Abi Saab

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Screening . 13 December 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

MACAM AT DAR

SHORTS SCREENING

In collaboration with the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum — MACAM: Screening of short films, followed by a discussion with Philip Joa

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Kids' Workshop . 15 January 2018, 4:30 PM - 6 PM

PLAY・ACT・PERFORM

HASHEM ADNAN

The workshop aims to present theater as a creative space to help children acquire oral and expressive language skills.

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Film Tuesday . 16 January 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

STITCHING PALESTINE

CAROL MANSOUR

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.

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Film Tuesday . 23 January 2018, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

GHOST HUNTING

RAED ANDONI

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.

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Film Tuesday . 30 January 2018, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

THE WANTED 18

AMER SHOMALI

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.

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Film Tuesday . 6 February 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

THE ONE MAN VILLAGE

SIMON EL HABRE

This screening, which is presented in collaboration with MC Distribution and Beirut DC, will be followed by a Q&A with director Simon El Habre.

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Film Tuesday . 13 February 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

'IN BETWEEN WARS' & 'LEGO HOUSE'

YARA BORRELLO

Yara Borrello is an Italian-Lebanese filmmaker who graduated from USJ-IESAV in 2017, and she has so far directed four documentaries.

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Film Tuesday . 20 February 2018, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

CHILDREN OF BEIRUT

SARAH SRAGE

Sarah Srage was born in Beirut. She debuted her career by working in scenography, and then as a journalist in a TV station. Living in Paris since 2009, she perused her studies at the Beaux-Arts de Paris school, Elsa Cayo studio, and then specialized in Documentary Film Making at Lussas (MA). “Children of Beirut” is her first feature film.

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Book Launch . 21 February 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

FEMALE SINGING STARS OF THE LEBANESE 40s

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI & AS'AD MAKHOUL

Irab Arab Association and Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture are pleased to invite you to the book launch of "Female Singing Stars of the Lebanese 40s", funded by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture — AFAC

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Film Tuesday . 27 February 2018, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

THOSE WHO REMAIN

ELIANE RAHEB

Al Shambouk is one of the highest mountainous areas in Lebanon. It is located in the Akkar heights and is only a few kilometres away from Syria. It is the homeland of Haykal, a 60- something-year-old Christian farmer.

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Theatre . 1 March 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

AYYOUBÉ

AWAD AWAD

The story of Ayyoubé is one that shows success and seeing the light, even after a lifetime of darkness.

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Film Tuesday . 6 March 2018, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

YAMO

Rami Nihawi

The film recalls the family's forgotten and scattered past through a love story that combined religions, nations, ideologies and wars while contemplating the destiny that awaited such a love story

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Market . 8 March 2018, 11 AM - 7 PM

MARCHÉ 8

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Crafts, embroidery and food, in celebration of International Women's Day

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Conte . 12 March 2018, 7:30 PM - 10 PM

19ÈME FESTIVAL DU CONTE: ORIENT-OCCIDENT, RÉCIPROQUEMENT

MAISON DES ARTS ET DU CONTE

Les représentations seront assurées dans l’une des deux langues Arabe ou Français dans des lieux différents du lundi 12 au dimanche 18 mars 2018 à 19h30

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Film Tuesday . 13 March 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

MY FATHER IS STILL A COMMUNIST

AHMAD GHOSSEIN

Maream is the mother of 4 kids, her husband Rachid worked abroad for more than ten years. From 1978 to 1988, Mariam's correspondence with her husband happened through audio cassettes that she sent with travellers

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Staged Readings & Performance . 15 March 2018, 7 PM - 9 PM

ARAB VOICES

STORIES OF PALESTINE

This project is part of a long-range, ever-widening initiative that is meant to build bridges between theatre artists and audiences in Arab countries and those in the worldwide Arab diaspora.

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Film Tuesday . 20 March 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

MY FATHER LOOKS LIKE ABDEL NASSER

FARAH KASSEM

Mostapha, in his late 70's, suffers from a sleeping disorder. His daughter comes to visit him home while he's running some medical tests. The film dwells in various intimate moments that the daughter tries to capture all along her stay, trying to get answers to all her questions, before it's too late

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Film Tuesday . 27 March 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

HOME SWEET HOME

NADINE NAOUS

The director returns to her native Lebanon due to the financial difficulties of her father, the principal of the Lebanese Rabie School in the southern suburb of Beirut. The family home forms the venue for frequent lively and often humorous discussions. From these debates emerges the recent history of the country and the way political change has irreversibly transformed society

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Film Tuesday . 3 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

WAVES '98 • SILENCE

ELY DAGHER • CHADI AOUN

In the framework of 'Film Tuesdays', Dar El-Nimer would like to invite you to the screening of two animation shorts: 'Waves ’98' by Ely Dagher and 'Silence' by Chadi Aoun

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Dar Samaa' . 5 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

THE BEGINNINGS OF FAIROUZ

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI

This encounter is an invitation to discover the beginnings of Fairouz and listen to a selection of her rare songs, dating between the summer of 1950 and early 1952

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Film Tuesday . 10 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

LAST DAYS OF THE MAN OF TOMORROW

FADI [THE FDZ] BAKI

A young filmmaker investigates the legend of Manivelle

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Tour . 12 April 2018, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

LARISSA SANSOUR

SCI-FI TRILOGY

Artist Larissa Sansour leads a guided tour of the exhibition

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Talk . 12 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

LARISSA SANSOUR

MEET THE ARTIST

Join artist Larissa Sansour for a conversation to explore the artworks of the exhibition

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Film Tuesday . 17 April 2018, 7 PM - 7:45 PM

SCI-FI TRILOGY

LARISSA SANSOUR

Screening of three of Larissa Sansour’s films – 'A Space Exodus' - 2009, 'Nation Estate' - 2012, and 'In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain' - 2016

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Encounter . 18 April 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

CREATIVITY UNDER OCCUPATION

ZIAD KHADDASH

In celebration of Palestinian Prisoners Day

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Talk . 19 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

EPHEMERAL RETURNS

SABA INNAB

The Radical, The Poetic, and The Utopian

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Talking Music . 23 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

SANAA MOUSSA

MEET THE ARTIST

Moderated by Pierre Abi Saab

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Film Tuesday . 24 April 2018, 7 PM - 7:30 PM

FEAST OF THE INHABITANTS • SOUP OVER BETHLEHEM

LARISSA SANSOUR

Sscreening of two short films by Larissa Sansour

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Tour . 26 April 2018, 5 PM - 6 PM

SCI-FI TRILOGY

LARISSA SANSOUR

A guided tour of the 'Sci-Fi Trilogy' exhibition

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Talk . 26 April 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

ARCHEOLOGY: THE UNREPEATABLE EXPERIMENT

ANDREW PETERSEN

Palestinians are not only removed from their villages in the present but also excluded from their own past. The evidence is gone, and the experiment cannot be repeated

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Kids' Workshop . 28 April 2018, 11 AM - 2 PM

DIG IT OUT

MUSEOLAB'

Archaeology is the study of material ancient human remains. During this workshop, participants will have the chance to discover archaeology through interactive, hands-on activities

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Kids' Workshop . 1 May 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM

JOUER L'IMAGE: THE STREET ORGAN

SAUDAÁ GROUP

The workshop blends sound, art, improvisations, poetic and societal approach to music, traditions and new forms of authorship

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Announcement . 2 May 2018, 6 PM - 9 PM

HOLY RAIL

RAILROAD ISTANBUL TO MEDINA

A rare collection of photographs and archival documents

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Dar Samaa' . 3 May 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

FAIROUZ, THE STAR OF 1952

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI

From the rich and diverse productions of 1952, this session will showcase a selection of songs, some of which have never been available online

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Musical Performance . 5 May 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

JOUER L'IMAGE: THE STREET ORGAN

SAUDAÁ GROUP

By the participants of the Jouer l'Image workshop

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Film Tuesday . 8 May 2018, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

EYES OF A THIEF

NAJWA NAJJAR

The film is a rare glimpse into Palestinian society from the inside

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Talk . 10 May 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

PLANNING AND ACTIVISM: PALESTINIAN PERSPECTIVES

ISMAEL SHEIKH HASSAN

This encounter aims to discuss the role of mapping and planning in various Palestinian refugee struggles such as rebuilding destroyed camps, drawing the destroyed villages of origin in Palestine as well as in confronting multiple problematic planning projects

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Screening and Talk . 15 May 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

IN THE LAND OF MY BIRTH

RAJA-E BUSAILAH

A Palestinian Boyhood

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Talk . 17 May 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

WHEN MYTH BECOMES HISTORY: NATION STATES, IDEOLOGY AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL NARRATIVES

ASSAAD SEIF

The talk will be articulated around themes related to the formation process and the legitimization of the Nation States through the recalling process for ancestors, history and archaeology

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Film Tuesday . 22 May 2018, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

OMAR

HANY ABU-ASSAD

Separated by the Wall that snakes through the occupied West Bank, Omar has become adept at dodging surveillance bullets in order to climb the wall and visit the beautiful Nadia

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Talk . 24 May 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

PLAY IN THE CAMP

PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO

By focusing on the field of Mar Elias Palestinian Camp, Public Works Studio will show how acquiring spaces for play is a daily exercise of resistance

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Film Tuesday . 29 May 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

RIHLA

ONORIENT

What does it mean to be an Arab?

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Film Tuesday . 5 June 2018, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

AS I OPEN MY EYES

LEILA BOUZID

A few months before the revolution, Farah turns 18. She joins a politically-engaged band of musicians and discovers freedom and love against her mother Hayet’s will, who is more conscious of Tunisia and its taboos

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Panel . 7 June 2018, 2 PM - 4 PM

CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION OF TRAUMA

ARTICHOKE STUDIO

How can the creative process be a healing process?

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Film Tuesday . 12 June 2018, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN

KARIM MOUSSAOUI

Mourad is a businessman who rose to success in Algeria in the 2000s. Now he's a new man who wants to stay away from trouble

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Encounter . 13 June 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WALK TO PALESTINE

BENJAMIN LADRAA

Meet the Swedish human rights activist who's been walking all the way from Sweden to Palestine

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Film Tuesday . 19 June 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

THE SEA IS BEHIND

HICHAM LASRI

In this ramshackle world, between fantasy and fantastic, lives a man, Tarik. Tarik wears makeup and dresses as a woman

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Beirut Design Week . 23 June 2018, 5 PM - 9 PM

LOCAL INDUSTRIES

ELIAS & YOUSEF ANASTAS

A panel discussion, a guided tour and presentation

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Opening . 25 June 2018, 5 PM - 9 PM

RHYTHMS OF A DIFFERENT TIME

TOUFIC ABDUL-AL

A talk, a book launch and a guided tour

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Film Tuesday . 26 June 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

HEDI

MOHAMED BEN ATTIA

Hedi is a simple young man. He is not very talkative, not very reactive and does not expect much from the life that is traced for him

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Film Tuesday . 3 July 2018, 6 PM - 7:15 PM

CHAOS, DISORDER

NADINE KHAN

Manal, Zaki and Mounir are in their twenties, living in a confined community where basic needs are met yet chaos and disorder brew

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DVD Launch . 4 July 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

3000 NIGHTS

MAI MASRI

Featuring a short special behind-the-scenes documentary, followed by a discussion with director Mai Masri, and producer Sabine Sidawi

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Dar Samaa' . 5 July 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

OUM KALTHOUM IN LEBANON

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI

Dar Samaa' chronicles Oum Kalthoum’s career in Lebanon

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Film Tuesday . 10 July 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY

TAMER EL SAID

Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker, is struggling to captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life

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Film Tuesday . 17 July 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

LIVING SKIN

FAWZY SALEH

A documentary that explores the lives of Shoushou and Mohammad Farag, two children who live and work in the tanneries in Egypt

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Talk . 23 July 2018, 5 PM - 7 PM

DABKE

ANAS ABUOUN

A cognitive perspective and a social-developmental approach – the experience of El-Funoun Dance Troupe

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Film Tuesday . 24 July 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

RAGS AND TATTERS

AHMAD ABDALLA EL-SAYED

The film is a journey of one man’s search for an identity, during the first few days of the Egyptian revolution

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Album Signing . 26 July 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

LUBNAN

LOTFI BOUCHNAK

The Tunisian star is back in Beirut to sign his new album

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Film Tuesday . 31 July 2018, 6 PM - 7:10 PM

WAVES

AHMED NOUR

In the extraordinary Egyptian city of Suez, the Egyptian revolution was born and the film features its entire special divided story

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Film Tuesday . 4 September 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

LITTLE WARS

MAROUN BAGHDADI

The story of Lebanon’s civil war in 1975 through three characters

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Dar Samaa' . 6 September 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

IN SEARCH OF ASMAHAN

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI

This session will chronicle Asmahan's career and present excerpts of songs that showcase her journey

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Theatre . 7 September 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

WIN THE WAR OR TELL ME A STORY

SAYDA TRUJILLO

A story of loss and waiting in line

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Film Tuesday . 11 September 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

BEIRUT OH BEIRUT

MAROUN BAGHDADI

Maroun Bagdadi's first feature, completed and screened on the eve of Lebanon’s Civil War

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Opening . 12 September 2018, 6 PM - 9 PM

THE WALL / BEIRUT

JOSEF KOUDELKA

An exhibition displaying two of the Czech photographer’s extensive photo series

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Panel . 13 September 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

PHOTOJOURNALISM

AESTHETICS AND ETHICS

A panel discussion which will present different approaches to the subject

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Film Tuesday . 18 September 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

LEBANON, THE LAND OF HONEY AND INCENSE

MAROUN BAGHDADI

The film recounts stories of the Civil War from the experience of two French doctors

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Talk . 21 September 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

FUTURE OF MUSEUMS

IN LEBANON AND THE MIDDLE EAST

The talk examines the diversity of privately-owned public collections and museums, and what makes them special

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Film Tuesday . 25 September 2018, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

OUT OF LIFE

MAROUN BAGHDADI

The painful experience of a French journalist taken as hostage in a war-torn Beirut

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Storytelling Performance . 28 September 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

FOLKTALES

FESTIVAL OF TALES AND MUSIC

Featuring storytellers from Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine

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Film Tuesday . 2 October 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

WITNESS FROM THE EAST

AYED NABAA

The film sheds light on Hirokawa’s arrival to the Dalia kibbutz in the Galilee Heights and the outbreak of the 1967 War

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Dar Samaa' . 4 October 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

BALIGH HAMDI

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI

He left behind a great legacy of compositions that have still not been classified

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Screening and Talk . 5 October 2018, 7 PM - 8 PM

WOMANHOOD

AN EGYPTIAN KALEIDOSCOPE

An interactive documentary, an ABC on Gender

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Film Tuesday . 9 October 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

NAZARETH 2000

HANY ABU-ASSAD

The story unfolds through the eyes of two cynical, funny and wise gas station attendants

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Film Tuesday . 16 October 2018, 6 PM - 7:15 PM

INFILTRATORS

KHALED JARRAR

This film is a visceral 'road movie' that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians

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Performance . 19 October 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

OUR VAST DREAMS

MINWAL THEATRE COMPANY

A performance by Palestinian and Syrian youth, refugees residing in South Lebanon, directed & facilitated by Minwal Theatre Company

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Film Tuesday . 23 October 2018, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

WAJIB

ANNEMARIE JACIR

'As per local Palestinian custom'

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Film Tuesday . 30 October 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY

JAN BEDDEGENOODTS

A film screening and a Q&A with the director

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Beirut Art Film Festival . 3 November 2018, 6 PM - 6:30 PM

THE PIANIST OF YARMOUK

GÜNTER ATTELN AND CARMEN BELASCHK

Ayham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of-tune piano about migration, hunger, and death

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Film Tuesday . 6 November 2018, 6 PM - 7:15 PM

LEBANON IN TURMOIL

JOCELYNE SAAB

This film recounts the origins of the Lebanese conflict

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Beirut Art Film Festival . 10 November 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

GRAFFITI MEN BEYROUTH

SARAH CLAUX

In the country of cedar trees, this new movement in street art gives a fresh voice to a youth who has long been ignored by its nation

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Film Tuesday . 13 November 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

BEIRUT, NEVER AGAIN • FOR A FEW LIVES

JOCELYNE SAAB

Two short films from 1976

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Album Signing . 14 November 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

LAMMA TGHIBI

AHMAD KAABOUR

New album of the Lebanese singer

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Beirut Art Film Festival . 17 November 2018, 6 PM - 7:15 PM

UN CERTAIN NASSER

BADIH MASSAAD AND ANTOINE WAKED

Georges Nasser tells his own story of unprecedented success, struggles and disappointments

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Film Tuesday . 20 November 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

LETTER FROM BEIRUT

JOCELYNE SAAB

Saab is like a character in her own story, returning to a country and a city that she no longer recognises

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Beirut Art Film Festival . 24 November 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

MAY ZIADE: THE LIFE OF AN ARAB FEMINIST WRITER

MOHSEN ABD EL-GHANI

She firmly established herself as a vibrant female voice in what was clearly a man's world at the time

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Film Tuesday . 27 November 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

A SUSPENDED LIFE

JOCELYNE SAAB

A tale of poetic truth, the film examines the ways in which war brings people together

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Tribute . 5 December 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

IBRAHIM NASRALLAH

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE POET AND NOVELIST

Moderated by Dr Ghada Sabih

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Talking Music . 6 December 2018, 5:30 PM - 7 PM

LEKHFA

TAMER ABU GHAZALEH, MAURICE LOUCA AND MARYAM SALEH

Moderated by Abed Kobeissy

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Screening and Talk . 8 December 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

QAIS AL-ZUBAIDI

THREE SHORT FILMS

'Away From Home', 'The Visit' and 'Testimonies of Palestinian Children in Wartime'

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Dar Samaa' . 13 December 2018, 6 PM - 7 PM

SABAH SINGS ABDEL WAHAB

MAHMOUD ZIBAWI

This collaboration started as early as 1945 and lasted until 1972

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Film Evening . 8 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

WHEN MONALIZA SMILED

FADI HADDAD

Monaliza is confronted by a community of nosy and quirky stereotypes

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Book Launch . 10 January 2019, 6 PM - 8 PM

WHAT I HAVE SEEN

IMPRESSIONS, IMAGES AND STORIES FROM THE BEKAA

A graphic novel created by Italian artist Stefano Ricci

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Tour . 12 January 2019, 11 AM - 12 PM

A NATIONAL MONUMENT

MARWAN RECHMAOUI & AHMAD BARCLAY

A guided tour with the artist and the curator

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Film Evening . 15 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

THE LAST FRIDAY

YAHYA AL ABDALLAH

This film is a sober tale, set in Amman, of a marginalised man, a compulsive gambler, who is struggling to survive and making the best out of a difficult life

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Tour . 16 January 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

A NATIONAL MONUMENT

MARWAN RECHMAOUI & AHMAD BARCLAY

A guided tour of the exhibition with the artist and the curator

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Talk . 16 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

ARTIST Q&A

MARWAN RECHMAOUI & AHMAD BARCLAY, MODERATED BY AMIRA SOLH

An insight into the exhibition and its main installation

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Al-Ghilaf . 17 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

MA3AZEF REVIEWS 2018

MA'N ABU TALEB, AMMAR MNLA HASAN AND HALA MUSTAFA

Al-Ghilaf is a series of monthly encounters organised by Ma3azef at Dar El-Nimer

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Interactive . 18 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING WITH WEARABLE DATA

JOUMANA AL JABRI

Live storytelling derived from the work by Dr Salman Abu Sitta and others

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Film Evening . 22 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

BLESSED BENEFIT

MAHMOUD AL MASSAD

Ahmad’s straightforwardness, sense of humour and sharp mind help him make friends and find tranquillity in the daily rhythm of prison life

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Talk . 23 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

PALESTINE OPEN MAPS

MAJD AL-SHIHABI & HANANE YAZIGI

An online platform for interacting with historic and present-day maps of Palestine

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Talk . 24 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VISUALIZING PALESTINE: A CONVERSATION

JOUMANA AL JABRI & AHMAD BARCLAY

This session will explore the trajectory of VP’s projects over time

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Book Launch . 25 January 2019, 7 PM - 9 PM

NAWWARA

THE JOURNEY OF THE COTTON FIELD LADY

The journey of Nawwara tells the story of a nation

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Film Evening . 29 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

THEEB

NAJI ABU NOWAR

Theeb chases after Hussein and embarks on a treacherous journey across the Arabian Desert

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Talk . 30 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

MAPPING PALESTINE, PAST AND FUTURE

DR SALMAN ABU SITTA IN CONVERSATION WITH AHMAD BARCLAY

The conversation will also build on the themes raised in the Visualizing Palestine-curated exhibition 'A National Monument'

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Screening and Talk . 31 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 9 PM

BESIEGED LIKE ME

HALA ALABDALLA

A tribute to the Syrian people’s resistance

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