Bethlehem Cultural Festival

Tag: Discussion

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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Arts and its place within the community

What is ‘Beautiful Resistance,’ and what role can cultural activity play within the community? Abdelfattah Abusrour, Brigid Keenan and Charlotte Eagar discuss their work in refugee camps across Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

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“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person”

A discussion between Iraqi writer Haifa Zangana and journalist Victoria Brittain about Palestinian women who have written about their experiences as ex-prisoners. They also discuss The Palestine Book Awards, and how it offers an important platform for Palestinian voices.

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The Power of the Vine: How Winemakers are Changing Perceptions of the Middle East

Fadi Kattan in conversation with Faouzi Issa from Lebanon and Sari Khoury from Palestine about the production of wine and the rich heritage of vineyards and wine-making from across the region.

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Education for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Cultural Heritage in Bethlehem

This panel responds to the demands of a ‘new tourism’ emerging in Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, and Beit Jala following the period of Covid lockdown, continuing occupation, and the urgent need to consider the relationships between Palestinian/Bethlehemite society/culture and cultural heritage

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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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Palestinian and Eastern Mediterranean Food beyond Hummus

Fadi Kattan discusses Palestinian food and heritage with Xanthe Clay.

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Olive oil – its heritage and health benefits

Dr Poole will introduce the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet while Heather Masoud (Zaytoun) and Karim Fitouri guide us through olive oil production in Tunisia and Palestine and a tasting session.

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Wine and Culture

Discussion with Sari Khoury and Nasser Soumi from Bethlehem and Jean Paul Creissac and Paul Reder from Montpellier.

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