March 2020
All Cities

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad is discussed by poet and playwright Dalia Taha. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

East Jerusalem (02)

A discussion of Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian explores her multidisciplinary approach to studying Palestinian childhood. The author draws on factors including demography, geography, psychology, health, social work, criminology, law, political science, critical race theory, comparative indigenous studies, and international relations to theorize violence against children in colonial contexts. Marrakesh Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Bethlehem (02)

Love that Lights our Life is an activity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years, in which participants will learn to use different materials such as colors, wood, and cloth to produce their own love light. Mary Doty Children’s Park.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Tuesday 4 to Saturday 7

Kids Orchestra Workshop invites beginning players of wind and string instruments. Organized by the Barenboim-Said Foundation. Barenboim-Said Foundation.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Monday 9, 16, 23, 30

A Game, a Story and a Song presents an entertaining interactive program for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Organized by the Children & Youth Public Library and Ramallah Municipality. Children & Youth Public Library.

East Jerusalem (02)

A performance by Lama Abi Ghanem, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre in cooperation with several Palestinian organizations as part of the campaign “With the support of the Palestinian people.” Faisal Al Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

East Jerusalem (02)

A performance by Lamar Elias, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre in cooperation with several Palestinian organizations as part of the campaign “With the support of the Palestinian people.” Faisal Al Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

East Jerusalem (02)

A performance by Ens o Jam, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre in cooperation with several Palestinian organizations as part of the campaign “With the support of the Palestinian people.” Faisal Al Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

East Jerusalem (02)

A performance by Rula Azar, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre in cooperation with several Palestinian organizations as part of the campaign “With the support of the Palestinian people.” Faisal Al Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Bethlehem (02)

DJAM 4 presents Palestine’s Dj’s in a music festival. Organized by DJAM Palestine to support youth music in Palestine, market Palestinian talents from inside and outside the country, and make available their distinctive music. Jacir Palace.

East Jerusalem (02)

A performance by Faraj Sulaiman, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre in cooperation with several Palestinian organizations as part of the campaign “With the support of the Palestinian people.” Faisal Al Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

International

Sunday 15 to June 30

Al-Qouz, Dubai. Palestinian Art: Resilience and Inspiration presents artworks by prominent Palestinian artists who have been inspirational to the younger generation of artists and the wider audience. In a time of defiance, the exhibition propagates affirmations of endurance and resilience in the face of all odds. Organized by Zawyeh Gallery. Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse #44

International

Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28

Dubai. A solo exhibition of works by the prominent Palestinian artist Abed Abdi, organized by Gallery One at Art Dubai 2020. Booth M6, Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Centre (Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates). For more information, please contact [email protected]

International

Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28

Dubai. Zawyeh Gallery participates this year in Art Dubai with the artworks of Khaled Hourani, Sliman Mansour, and Wafa Hourani that examine manifestations of confinement, borders, and connection in Palestine. Booth E6, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Night Shift: From Dusk till Dawn is an art project that brings together artists from various backgrounds and provides them with a public platform to present their projects. Developed by Gouvernement, an associated partner of [Mutallat], involving Arts Center Vooruit in Ghent, Khashabi Theatre in Haifa, and the A. M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

The Passion of Joan of Arc, an 81-minute historical drama film in French with Arabic subtitles, produced in 1928 and directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, tells the sentencing and execution of Joan of Arc. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

East Jerusalem (02)

Amal, a 83-minute French documentary produced in 2017 and directed by Mohammed Siam, tells the story of an angry teenager who grows from childhood into adulthood, realizing how limited her choices are as a young female living in an Arab police state in a post-revolution era. Al Quds Cinema, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

La Strada, an 80-minute fiction Italian film with Arabic subtitles, produced in 1954 and directed by Federico Fellini, tells the story of a girl named Gelsomina who was sold by her mother to a travelling performer. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

East Jerusalem (02)

The Exiles, a 72-minute American film produced in 1961 and directed by Kent McKenzie, chronicles a night in the life of a group of 20-something Native Americans who left their country. Introduced by Jumanna Manna as part of the film series accompanying the Palestine Festival of Literature. Al Quds Cinema, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Sunday 15 to Thursday 19

An installation of The Illinois Parables, a 60-minute experimental documentary produced in 2016 and directed by Deborah Starttman, is displayed as part of the Palestine Festival of Literature. Comprising regional vignettes about faith, force, technology, and exodus in America, the film explores in eleven parables how we are shaped by conviction and ideology. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.

Bethlehem (02)

Trouble, an 83-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles produced in 2019 and directed by Mariah Garnett, is screened as part of the Palestine Festival of Literature. The director gives an intimate and inventive biographical portrait of her artist father, recounting in his own words his past as a political activist in Belfast and his daughter’s unlikely influence on his life. Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Inaatse/Se, a 72-minute American/Canadian film produced in 2016 and directed by Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil, is screened as part of Palestine Festival of Literature. It re-imagines the ancient Ojibway story The Seven Fires Prophecy that both predates and predicts the first contact with Europeans in a kaleidoscopic experience that blends documentary, narrative, and experimental forms and transcends linear colonized history. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.

East Jerusalem (02)

Martyr, an 84-minute Lebanese film produced in 2017 and directed by Mazen Khaled, tells how a group of friends grapple with loss and partake in their community’s ceremonies following a young man’s tragic death at Beirut’s seaside, exposing the city’s schisms and its society’s fault lines. Al Quds Cinema, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

The Yound and the Damned, an 80-minute Mexican film with Arabic subtitles produced in 1950 and directed by Luis Buñuel, shows how young Pedro lives in a Mexican slum, switching between a responsible life and crime. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Distancing, Determining, a 25-minute film produced in 2019 and directed by Coleman Collins, is screened as part of the Palestine Festival of Literature 2020. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Here and Elsewhere is a 60-minute French documentary with Arabic subtitles produced in 1976 and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Anne-Marie Mieville. It follows a French family as they watch Palestinian fighters train in southern Lebanon in the 1970s. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Hippocrates is a 102-minute film in French with Arabic subtitles produced in 2014 and directed by Thomas Lilti. It was presented at the Cannes International Critics’ Week 2014. Presented in cooperation with the French German Cultural Center. Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinemathque.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Investigating Neo-Colonial Violence in Palestine, a lecture in English with Arabic translation presented by researcher Shourideh C. Molavi, is part of the exhibition Forensic Architecture: Assembled Practices, currently on display at the foundation, which explores the group’s investigations into neo-colonial violence in Palestine. Organized by A. M. Qattan Foundation and Forensic Architecture Agency. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Racialised Exclusion: Investigating State Violence in Europe and North America is presented by researcher Christina Varvia as part of the exhibition Forensic Architecture: Assembled Practices, currently on display at the foundation. Organized by A. M. Qattan Foundation and Forensic Architecture Agency. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

17:00 New Palestinian Writing from the Diaspora, presented by Saleem Haddad, Isabella Hammad, Lina Meruane, and Jehan Bseiso as part of Palestine Festival of Literature 2020. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

In Population Control and Resistance, a panel of international authors discusses the tactics and techniques of oppressive regimes from Gaza to Kashmir, to South Africa and the USA, exploring their similarities and divergences, histories and futures. Organized as part of Palestine Festival of Literature 2020. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Future Utility gives a platform for authors to reflect on their experiences over the past week, share their thoughts with the audience, and discuss the future of South-South solidarity in the 21st century. Organized as part of Palestine Festival of Literature 2020. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Larp: Fallen Stars is an improvised game about old things once beloved by their owners but now discarded and no longer cared for. Organized by Bait Byout. The Palestinian Larp Organization. For more information, please contact [email protected]

East Jerusalem (02)

Craft and Designer’s Market at the occasion of Women’s Day presents the works and products of independent artist and designers. It features festive activities, music, food, and drinks and promotes and brings together Palestinian women, artists, and designers. Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art.

East Jerusalem (02)

AQB’s Got Talent Season 2 offers candidates to audition and showcase their skills in singing, dancing, standup poetry, playing musical instruments, and other talents. Organized by Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences. The Arabic Poetry Hall.

East Jerusalem (02)

Palestine Festival of Literature 2020 presents activities themed South-South Solidarity in the Age of Neoliberalism that include a reading by Isabella Hammad, the screening of the short film Sugarcoated Arsenic, and a panel with writers from Palestine, India, South Africa, and Chile to discuss how the advancement of neoliberal capitalism has transformed South-South relations. For more information, please visit www.palfest.org

East Jerusalem (02)

Palestine Festival of Literature 2020 presents activities themed Decolonizing Education that include a reading by Saleem Haddad, the screening of the short film Wawa, and a panel discussion of whether education serves as a vehicle for colonial hegemony or a tool for liberation, bringing together authors with experience in Palestine, indigenous Australia, and the cities and prison systems of the USA. For more information, please visit www.palfest.org

Bethlehem (02)

The discussion session themed “Custody and Access Issues in the West Bank” is open to the public and followed by an opportunity for networking over refreshments. Organized by the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority and Bethlehem University. Bethlehem University. For more information, please visit www.canadainternational.gc.ca/west_bank_gaza-cisjordanie_bande_de_gaza/ or www.facebook.com/CanadainRamallah/

Haifa

Palestine Festival of Literature 2020 presents activities themed Publishing Against Empire that include a presentation of the magazine The Funambulist, Issue 21: Learning with Palestine, a poetry reading a screening of the short film Occidente, and a panel discussion with writers, editors, and agents who will look at the publishing industry and the persistence of colonial networks of intellectual production. Khashabi Theatre.

Nablus (09)

The discussion session themed “Child, Early, and Forced Marriage” is open to the public and followed by an opportunity for networking over refreshments. Organized by the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority and An-Najah University. An-Najah University. For more information, please visit www.canadainternational.gc.ca/west_bank_gaza-cisjordanie_bande_de_gaza/ or www.facebook.com/CanadainRamallah/

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

The discussion session themed “Domestic Violence against Women and Children” is open to the public and followed by an opportunity for networking over refreshments. Organized by the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority and Birzeit University. The Arab American University–Ramallah Campus, Al-Reehan. For more information, please visit www.canadainternational.gc.ca/west_bank_gaza-cisjordanie_bande_de_gaza/ or www.facebook.com/CanadainRamallah/

Bethlehem (02)

The 8th Freedom of Movement–Palestine Marathon. Organized by the Palestine Olympic Committee (POC). Meeting point is Manger Square.

Bethlehem (02)

9:00–12:00 Digital Security for Individuals is a session conducted by the UK firm Privacy International and organized by Palestine Digital Activism Forum. Palestine Ahliya University.

9:00–13:00 From Digital Photography to Motion, conducted by Palestinian photographer Mohammad Badarneh, presents the relation between digital photography and its impact on political, social and economic sectors. Organized by Palestine Digital Activism Forum. Bethlehem University.

14:00–18:00 From Digital Photography to Motion, conducted by Palestinian photographer Mohammad Badarneh, presents the relation between digital photography and its impact on political, social and economic sectors. Organized by Palestine Digital Activism Forum. Global Platform Palestine.

Bethlehem (02)

Taleed showcases Palestinian traditional dabkeh dances, organized by Baladi Center for Culture and Arts. The Convention Palace.