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The A. M. Qattan Foundation's Monthly Events Programme: August 2019

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4 August 2019  

Exhibition Opening: From the Archive

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition is organized on the 40th anniversary of founding of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe, The idea of this exhibition began as a comparison technique to examine the politics of the body in Palestine through the history of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe. This led to an extensive and in-depth exploration through El-Funoun's archive from 1979 until today which encompassed a large number of members - old and new; their experience and stories, as well as research on the formation of the troupe’s archive, and their message that developed within an occupied, imprisoned and dispossessed community.

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      5 August 2019

      Book Launch: "Justice for Some" - Noura Erekat 

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

      Justice for Some offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom, told through the power and control of international law. Focusing on key junctures—from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to present-day wars in Gaza—Noura Erakat shows how the strategic deployment of law has shaped current conditions. Over the past century, the law has done more to advance Israel's interests than the Palestinians'. But, Erakat argues, this outcome was never inevitable.

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      7 August 2019 

      Film Screening: Career Girls (1997)

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

      87 mins. | 18+| English with Arabic Subtitles | United Kingdom

      Director: Mike Liegh

      Career Girls is a memorable portrayal of friendship between two women over the course of a decade. Annie and Hanna were roommates during their university days in London in the mid-1980s, forging a strong bond, who meet again six years after graduation. But once they reunite, Annie realizes that she hasn't fully overcome her past anxieties, while Hannah learns that she is still too insensitive to the feelings of others – and they must acknowledge that they have drifted apart.

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      21 August 2019

      Film Screening: Topsy - Turvy (1999)

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

      160 mins. | 16+ | English with Arabic subtitles | United Kingdom

      Director: Mike Liegh

      Topsy-Turvy is loosely based on the lives of impresarios Gilbert and Sullivan, specifically their dramatization of their legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Witty and full of authentic Victorian detail, this period drama account of the lives of the musical duo concentrates on the good-natured antagonism between them, marking a rather dramatic departure for Mike Leigh as a filmmaker.

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      26 August 2019

      Artist Talk By Mateusz Sapija 

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

      Maueusz Sapija, selected by A.M. Qattan Foundation to participate in the Q- residency program “Ways of Traveling”2019, was residing at the Foundation’s guest house for two months, working on a research entitled: “Palestinian Bedouins and Arabian Leopards. He will present the progress of his research at the end of his residency. He is a Ph.D. Student in the History of Art Department at the University of Edinburgh, and is an Associate Curator in Asakusa, Japan. His work mainly focuses on the interdisciplinary dialogues between contemporary art and academia, operating within the fields of exhibition practices, public programming and adult education, while relating to socio-political and historical matters.

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      28 August 2019 

      Film Screening: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

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

      85 mins. | 18+ | Czech with Arabic Subtitles | Czechoslovakia

      Director: Jaromil Jireš

      One of the central works of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is the surreal fantasy of a girl on the verge of womanhood who finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. A nonlinear, grown-up version of a fairy tale, this simultaneously enticing and macabre work provides a decidedly creepy look at “growing up.”

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