27th November - Coffee For All Nations & Rough Stage
7:00PM - DLT LECTURE THEATRE, soas university, BLOOMSBURY, WC1H 0XG
Coffee For All Nations (dir. Wafa Jamil, 52 mins)
In the year of 1948, Abed and his family were forced by the Israeli army to abandon their home in (Al-Walaja) village near Bethlehem and move to Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Resilient, Abed decides to go back to his land and live in a Kanani cave that he discovered until the end of his life. He plans to turn his new home into a coffee shop and transform his own tragedy into a project that will provide him an income and allow him to share his one true possession and a stunning view. Abed’s brother, who spent 30 years at an Israeli prison was released. Despite of the good news, Abed was devastated by the Israeli demolishment of his 5000 years old cave.
Rough Stage (dir. Toomas Jarvet, 74 mins)
Maher, a Palestinian man, a former political prisoner. He is an electrical engineer by profession but an artist at heart. He dreams of staging a contemporary dance performance in Ramallah. In order to do so, he must deal with his disapproving family, tight budgets and cultural norms. Set in today’s most contested location, Maher’s story is a parable about a society in conflict, where the real war is between dreams and tradition.
Please note that this is a FREE event and is therefore not ticketed. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.