Unique items from the El-Nimer Collection

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The notion of return and the image of Palestine

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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

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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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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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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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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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 Release . 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 . 3 September 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FOUR SHORT FILMS

FOUAD ELKOURY

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Film Evening . 11 September 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

1000 & 1000 NIGHTS AND REFUGEES FOR LIFE

HADY ZACCAK

Followed by a Q&A with the director

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Al-Ghilaf . 19 September 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

STORIES OF THE STORIES

ON INVESTIGATIVE AND NARRATIVE ARTICLES

A joint panel followed by a Q&A

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Film Evening . 24 September 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

FERTILE MEMORY

MICHEL KHLEIFI

The lives of two Palestinian women

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Opening . 7 October 2019, 6 PM - 9 PM

IRAQISMS

A SERIES OF ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EVENTS

Shedding light on the current art scene inside Iraq and in the diaspora

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Multimedia Installation . 7 October 2019, 7 PM - 9 PM

BACK TO THE FUTURE

ADEL ABIDIN

'Rewinding the memories had evoked a different meaning'

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Talk . 8 October 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

A BIOGRAPHY OF WATER

SINAN ANTOON

A celebratory return to the springs and tributaries of modern Iraqi creativity

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Talk and Installation . 9 October 2019, 6:30 PM - 9 PM

WOUNDED SOUL

DIA AZZAWI

Tribute to the assassinated Iraqi academics

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Screening and Talk . 10 October 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

FOUR IRAQI SHORT FILMS

NADIA SHIHAB | ADEL KHALED | ADEL ABIDIN | DHYAA JODA

Followed by a Q&A with directors Adel Khaled and Dhyaa Joda

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Screening and Talk . 11 October 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW

SAMIR

A fanatic religious youth turns everyone’s life upside down

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Screening and Talk . 12 October 2019, 3 PM - 6:30 PM

SON OF BABYLON | QAWANA

MOHAMAD AL-DARAJI | PARINE JADDO

Followed by a Q&A with director Parine Jaddo

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Music Encounter . 12 October 2019, 7 PM - 8 PM

IRAQI MUSIC: AN OVERVIEW

SAMER ALMASHALL

Creative episodes from the twentieth century until nowadays

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

THE PALESTINIAN IDEA

GREG BURRIS

Locating Palestinian utopia in the heart of the Zionist present

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