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

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6 November 2019

Film Screening: Little Eagles

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

 

Mohamed, the son of a modest worker, lives in Alexandria and dreams of moving to Cairo to become a filmmaker. He befriends Salma and Bassam, two individuals in which he finds qualities he feels he lacks in himself. After learning that they were both born to leftist parents in the 1970s, working stridently to oppose an unjust state regime, the filmmaker journeys through his father’s history which is rather different.

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7 November 2019

Dialogue with the Unseen

Time and Location: at A.M. Qattan Foundation in Al-Tira, Ramallah, at 11:00 a.m.

Valerio Rocco Orlando | 2019 | 18 mins.

 

This two-channel video installation is a collaboration between Valerio Rocco Orlando and Saleh Bakri that began in the Summer of 2014—during Operation Protective Edge—when the artists decided to write a collective story together to convey an alternative narrative to war and occupation.

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11 November 2019

Book launch:The Miserable Watchdog - Sonia Khader

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

 

The Miserable Watchdog is a novel that takes place in three chronological times. It revolves around the story of one character in particular: the owner of an international fashion house who ascended the ladder of glory. However, she reaches a turning point at which she decides to pursue her dreams in exchange for releasing her deeply rooted memories in denial and rejection.

This novel presents the philosophical aspects of doubt, fear and faith as inherited across generations and for which success stories rise. It also discusses the many possibilities of the end of the world and raises questions about reincarnation, the connectivity of spirits and the injustices that can ruin one’s life.

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13 November 2019

Film Screening: La Loi du marché / The Measure of a Man

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

 

Stéphane Brizé | 2015 | 93 mins

French with English subtitles | France | 15+

Thierry is unemployed and, at the age of 51, he definitely cannot afford to retire early. After nearly two years suffering through small, needling indignations on a daily basis, he starts a new job that forces him to face a particularly nasty moral dilemma.

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20 November 2019

Film Screening: Kirikou and the Sorceress

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

 

Michel Ocelot | 1998 | 71 mins.

French with English subtitles France/Belgium/Luxembourg | All ages

Tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress named Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up and the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. Kirikou wants to rid the village of the curse, so he voyages to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.

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21 November 2019

Theatrical Performance: Al-Hoota Cave - Amer Hlehel

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

 

At the age of 15, Basil decides to go to Al-Hoota Cave, a unique natural phenomenon. It resembles a vertical cave that lies next to his village in the Damascus countryside. No one visits to Al-Hoota because, according to a myth, the ogress owns it. Basil becomes the renowned hero of the village for repeatedly visiting the cave. Then the revolution happens. There’s an outbreak of war and ISIS arrives. Basil joins ISIS and fights in their name.

• This play is based on a true story.

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27 November 2019

Film Screening: Shoes 1916

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

 

Lois Weber | 1916 | 50 mins. 

Silent with English intertitles | USA | 16+

One of the great unsung heroes of early cinema, Lois Weber’s work was presumed lost for decades, but the recent rediscovery has led to an important revival of her films, including 1916’s visually stunning Shoes.

Eva Meyer is poor shop girl working at a small store. She is the sole wage earner for three younger sisters, a mother who struggles to hold everything together and a father who prefers beer and cheap entertainment to gainful employment. Each week, Eva returns to her cold apartment and dutifully hands over her meagre earnings to her mother. But her wages barely cover the grocer’s bill and cannot provide for decent clothing. With only cardboard to patch the holes in the soles of her shoes, Eva’s life becomes harder with each rainy day and every splinter. In constant pain and with no solution in sight, the disheartened girl considers the uninvited advances of Charlie, a cad with clearly dishonourable intentions.

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Ongoing events: 

"YAYA in Focus" - Raeda Saadeh Retrospective exhibition. 

Open daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm except Fridays and Sundays until 24 December, 2019 

The Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) from A.M. Qattan Foundation first edition’s exhibition formed Raeda’s debut on the local art scene. The jury of the award, which then constituted of the artists Muna Hatoum, Suliman Mansour, Vera Tamari, and the deceased writer, Hussein Bargoughti, unanimously voted for giving her the first award on her artwork, a Wreath. Raeda was the youngest artist amongst the ten participants in the first edition of the award. Her artwork was remarkably daring in terms of dealing with marriage as a point of transformation in a woman’s life, and of occupying an entire small apartment A.M Qattan used as a guest house.

Since a Wreath, Raeda’s participation in the global art scene has intensified, as she presented various works and artistic practices. Even if Saadeh’s artworks alternate between video art, performance, photography, construction and sculpture, her presence in all of them remains constant.

This exhibition depicts Saadeh’s artistic journey in the past two decades, allowing the audience in Palestine to engage with her rich experience. Also, through this exhibition, the A.M Qattan contemplates the path and legacy of the YAYA as well as its impact after accomplishing its tenth edition. This endeavour is to ponder the route and the form the YAYA is going to take in the future.

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