Drawing inspiration from the Al-Kurd family living in the embattled Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, this year’s exhibit ‘We Will Not Leave’ derives its name from their defiant and now iconic graffiti art. Curated by Sheikh Khalifa Al-Thani, the multi-media exhibit presents the works of 27 artists who express the harsh realities of the Palestinians through powerful brushstrokes and creative modes of modern expression.
The event is complemented with the Artists Exhibition Talks, a series of insightful sessions that will shine a light on important topics related to the struggle, from Nov. 8 to 13, also available to the public at no charge, at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb. Visitors are encouraged to reserve a ticket for entry, taking into consideration the safety protocols being followed.
Participating artists include: Jumanah Abbas, Abdullah Ahmadi, Hanof Ahmed, Ibrahim AlBaker, Shaikha Al-Elaiwy, AlAnoud Al-Ghamdi, Reem Al-Haddad, Anfal Al-Kandari, Sharefa Al-Mannai, Saad Al-Mslamani, Noof Al-Naama, Amira Alnamla, Hazem Asif, Maryam Al-Tajer, Buthaina Al Zaman, Nour El-Basuni, Sumaia El Kilani, Yousef Fakhroo, Ahmad Tariq Hamad, Obada Jarbi, Fatima Javed, Arman Mansouri, Hayyan Monawar, Lana Shaheen, Tanya Shamil, Haytham Sharrouf and Mala Waseem.
November 08, 2021 - 7 pm:
In addition to the Ajyal Art Exhibition, the Artists Exhibition Talks will be headlined by In Conversation between acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker, Elia Suleiman - who has used film to tell melancholy tales of his roots touched with inimitable irony and humour, and film producer Jovan Marjanovic.
November 10, 2021 - 7 pm:
Palestinian-British Farah Nabulsi, whose award-winning film The Present, supported by DFI, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film will discuss “Cinematic Hope: The Present and Future of Palestinian Filmmaking”, moderated by Rafia Hussain Oraidi.
November 11, 2021 - 5 pm:
Palestinian journalist Muna Hawa, Time magazine 100 most influential people of 2021-journalist and Sheikh Jarrah activist Muna El-Kurd and researcher Tarek Bakri will be the speakers for “Amplified Voices: The Rise of Digital Advocacy” moderated by Salam Hindawi.
November 12, 2021 - 7 pm:
Filmmaker and visual storyteller Ala Hamdan will discuss “Inescapable Truth: Palestine Online”. The talk will be moderated by Emmy nominated journalist and Palestinian activist, Ahmed Shihab Eldin.
November 18, 2021 - 7 pm:
Journalist and poet Sana Uqba will moderate a public open mic evening titled “The Poetry of Palestine”.
Tickets for the ninth Ajyal Film Festival are available online at www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival.
2021 Ajyal Film Festival’s Official Partners include: Katara Cultural Village Foundation – Cultural Partner; Qatar Tourism – Principal Partner; Novo Cinemas, Ooredoo – Strategic Partner, Msheireb Properties, Lusail, Qatari Diar – Signature Sponsors.
- Daily from 10 am to 10 pm
- Fridays, from 2 pm o 10 pm
Source and image credit: Doha Film Institute
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