Bethlehem Cultural Festival

Tag: Arts

Culture and Resistance

The Bethlehem Cultural Festival examines the role of culture in these difficult times. How do artists and cultural practitioners continue to work?

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Wasted Time: Cultural activity and the role it plays in national identity

Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour, Neil Leiper, Chunk and with Dr. Rhys Machold discuss the positive role that filmmaking, theatre and the arts can play in giving hope to people, through their work with young people and prisoners.

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How childhood memories influence your work and your identity is revealed through art

Emily Jacir, Malak Mattar, Yazan Abu Salamah and Mustafa talk about their work

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Running freely

Cairsti Russell and Diala Isid in conversation about her upcoming film, Freedom to Run, and the Bethlehem marathon.

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A person can only be born in one place

Ahmed Najar, Ashraf Afifi and Aimee Shalan discuss the impact of the occupation on artists in Palestine and on Palestinians in the diaspora.

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Writing of Palestine

How do authors write in English about Palestine? How can they reach a global audience? Ahmed Masoud, Selma Dabbagh, Nayrouz Qarmout and Naema Aldaqsha discuss their work from London and Gaza.

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Shrinking Space and the construction of borders

Christiane Dabdoub Nasser in conversation with Leila Sansour and Jacob Norris about her book, “A moon will Rise”. Topics of interest range from Bethlehem families in Palestine and across the globe, to the unrelenting construction of borders across Palestine/Syria/Lebanon and Brexit.

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Online launch of First Arabic edition of Granta Literature Magazine

Mahmoud Muna speaks to Arabic Granta authors

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The Mother of Pearl Industry of Bethlehem

George Al Ama talks about the traditional Bethlehem craft of carving Mother of Pearl and its fascinating history and sad decline over many centuries.

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Irrepressible creativity - Palestine’s arts and culture scene today

Panel discussion with Marina Barham, Rania Elias, Abdelfattah Abusrour with Phyllida Lloyd.

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