Home The A. M. Qattan Foundation's monthly events programme: May - 2019.

The A. M. Qattan Foundation's monthly events programme: May - 2019.

For the full cultrual Centre programme of events (March-June) please click here

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4 May 2019 

 Dialogue with Raeda Taha

Discussing Her Life and Experience with the writer and journalist Nida' Oweineh 

Time and location: at the A.M Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre- Al-Tira, at 18:00.

Palestinian artist and playwright Raeda Taha was born in Jerusalem. Following the 1967 war, Taha left Jerusalem for Amman and then to Beirut, where she grew up and pursued her education. Taha is the daughter of Martyr Ali Taha.

In 2013, Taha made her stage debut, acting the leading role of Safiya in "Return to Haifa", directed by Lina Abyad. Taha also performed the leading role of Lamya in 80 Steps. Later, Taha wrote and performed her own one-woman show, "Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali?", also directed by Abyad. 

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8 May 2019 

Film Screening: Wrony/ The Crows (1991) 

Director: Dorota Kędzierzawska | Poland | 66 min | +15

Film Language: Polish with English and Arabic subtitles.

Time and location: at the A.M Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre- Al-Tira, at 18.00.

Perhaps one of the strangest ruminations on childhood ever captured on film, Wrony (or The Crows), follows the trajectory of a lonely 9-year-old girl painfully neglected by her mother, who runs away from home and kidnaps another 3-year-old girl in search of happiness. Despite the disturbing subject matter, the film is never terribly explicit, nor does it delve completely into the horror genre; instead it maintains a rather dreamlike and sometimes sentimental essence. 

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22 May 2019 

Film Screening: I am Not a Witch (2018) 

Director: Rungano Nyoni| Zambia | 93 min | +15

Film Language: English, Chewa, Bemba, Tonga, with English subtitles

Time and location: at the A.M Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre- Al-Tira, Ramallah at 21:00.

Following a banal incident in her local village, an eight-year-old girl named Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short public trial whereupon she is unjustly found guilty, Shula is taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp. Unfortunately, it is at the camp where she ends up taking part in an initiation ceremony that will forever change the course of her life.

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27 May 2019 

Artist's Talk: Dialogue With Marija Nemcenko

(One of the participants in the Q- residency programme, Ways of Traveling 2019)

Time and location: at the A.M Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre- Al-Tira, Ramallah at 18:00.

Nemcenko lives and works in Glasgow, UK. She explores contemporary myths and their dissemination through popular media, and along with her interest in stereotypes, which, in our current times, often become instruments for reasoning with the world.

She'll Talk about her project "The Migratory Nature of the White Storks". They are of big cultural importance in both Lithuania and Morocco.

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29 May 2019 

Film Screening: The South/ El Sur (1983)

Director: Victor Erice| Spain | 95 min | +18

Film Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Time and location: at the A.M Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre- Al-Tira, Ramallah at 18:00.

 El Sur’s vision remains quietly powerful throughout; a document of haunting personal tragedy and political exile that never feels anything less than whole. In the north of Spain, Estrella grows up completely enraptured by her father – a doctor with seemingly mystical powers – and by stories of his youth in the south, its mysterious secrets slowly invading Estrella’s dreams over time. With powerful cinematography and elliptical storytelling, El Sur tenderly evokes the pain of memory’s inescapable power.

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