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The A. M. Qattan Foundation's Monthly Events Programme: March 2020

AMQF Ramallah Events postponed

For your safety, and based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Health regarding the prevention of (COVID 19) Coronavirus, we announce the postponement of events at the AMQF centre in Ramallah until announced otherwise.

Please stay safe and follow recommended procedures

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For the full Cultural Centre programme of events (January - March 2020) please click here

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4 March 2020

Film Screening: The Passion of Joan of Arc 

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 6:00 p.m.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

81 mins. | Historical drama | France | Arabic subtitles

In 1431, Joan of Arc was taken in cuffs to the citadel at the French city of Rouen, where she stood trial in front of clergy members working in the service of the occupying British. Her humility in the face of insults quieted her accusers’ anger. She was judged to be a heretic and was burned at the stake amidst a shouting crowd. In this silent cinema masterpiece, Carl Theodor Dreyer employs the actors’ facial expressions in a deeply affective manner that takes us on a voyage into his characters’ souls—despite the lack of sound.

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11 March 2020

Film Screening: La Strada 

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 6:00 p.m.

Director: Federico Fellini

108 mins. | Fiction | Italy | Arabic subtitles

The film La Strada (The Road) tells the story of Gelsomina, a simple girl sold by her mother to Zampanò, a savage and rough travelling performer known for his muscles that can burst through metal wire. The dreamy and naïve Gelsomina tries to take Zampanò’s moodiness and cruelty into account, but one day, the duo meets Il Matto, a cheerful acrobat and philosopher who is very much unlike Zampanò. In this film, Fellini goes beyond the ordinary in Italian real-life cinema, creating a poetic style that approaches popular superstition. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1957.

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14 March 2020

Lecture: Racialised Exclusion: Investigating State Violence in Europe and North America 

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 6:00 p.m.

Presenting on Forensic Architecture’s recent investigations of police brutality and the relationship between racialised bodies and violence at the border, this public lecture outlines the methodologies and techniques employed in The Killing of Harith Augustus and Pushbacks on the Evros-Meric Border. This lecture is presented as part of the Forensic Architecture: Assembled Practices exhibition, and will be conducted by researcher Christina Varvia.

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18 March 2020

Film Screening: The Young and the Damned 

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 6:00 p.m.

Director: Luis Buñuel

80 mins. | Drama/Crime | Mexico | Arabic subtitles

The Young and the Damned takes place in a Mexican slum in the 1950s, where the film’s hero, Pedro, switches between a responsible life and a life of criminality, while his older and more attractive friend Jabo chose the path of criminality. An unintended murder, however, will change Pedro's life. The Young and the Damned is one of the most powerful films of the brilliant Spanish film director Luis Buñuel, who filmed it with a limited budget and with only amateur actors.

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24 March 2020

Book Launch: Isabella Hammad's "The Parisian"

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 6:00 p.m.

The Parisian tells the story of a pivotal period in Palestinian history through the life of a young man from Nablus named Midhat Kamal. Midhat, the son of a wealthy merchant, studies in France during the First World War and returns to Palestine after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire and the beginning of British rule. Through the stories of Midhat and his relatives, friends and enemies, the novel explores ideas of identity, enduring love and the relationship between knowledge and power, and paints a picture of life in Palestine before the Nakba.

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25 March 2020

Film Screening: Here and Elsewhere 

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 6:00 p.m.

Directors: Jean Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin and Anne-Marie Miéville

60 mins. | Documentary | France | Arabic subtitles

In the early 1970s, a middle-class French family sits at the television and watches a show about Palestinian fighters in their daily lives while training in southern Lebanon. The film challenges the viewer with a number of questions about audio-visuals, their relation to political struggle and our concept of that struggle. It is a stunning reflection of the ability of audio-visuals to shape and reshape reality and a remarkable lesson in reading and exploring the language of cinema and television and its masterful deconstruction. The film raises fundamental questions on the Palestinian issue that still resonate with us today.

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28 March 2020

Art Project: Night Shift 

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 4:00 p.m.

Night Shift is a project developed by the nomadic work and presentation platform Gouvernement, associated partner of [muṯallaṯ], and combines artists from different backgrounds and disciplines by offering them an artistic wild card as well as an eclectic, public platform which is part of an established art organisation. Via an informal setting and by evoking a creative playground, they are free to present projects ranging from finished and crossover projects to thrilling experiments and try-outs, while triggering new relations with the public.

With: Ilke Gers, Janes Zeghers, Silwadi, Emile Saba, Nazir Jamal, Fidaa Zidan, Joost Pauwaert, Alexander VanTournhout, Katinka de Jonge and more to be confirmed.

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Ongoing events: 

  • Suzan Hijab: Retrospective Exhibition



  • Forensic Architecture: Assembled Practices Exhibition

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