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Narrative Wars: The Politics of Memory

Vega Scene Hausmanns gate 30, Oslo

Why should we watch films about war and unbearable human suffering? The Syrian war is not only fought with guns and bombs, but also with words and narratives. The Syrian regime is funding efforts to manipulate the Syrian story while others are documenting regime war crimes. Such “narrative wars” are …

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Fighting War Crimes in Syria – Can Norway Play a Part?

Vega Scene Hausmanns gate 30, Oslo

Film: Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad UK/ 2017 / 50 min / Dir: Sara Afshar Tens of thousands of Syrians have been tortured and killed in secret prisons, by the Assad regime. The Film Syria’s Disappeared – The Case Against Assad by Sara Afshar brings forward testimonies from victims …

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Humaniarian Aid and the War Economy in Syria

PRIO Hausmanns gate 3 , Oslo

While humanitarian aid is key in Syria, questions need to be asked about how the procurement of goods and services by humanitarian and development actors, using international funding, can contribute to a war-crime-economy. The Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP) has conducted extensive research into businesses that supply aid groups, including …

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حوار مفتوح: فلسطين–الفن والسياسة

Kulturhuset Youngs gate 6, Oslo

بعد إعلان ترامب-نتنياهو عن صفقتهم، يرى البعض أنه من الممكن تحويل هذه الأزمة السياسية إلى فرصة لإعادة الاعتبار للمشروع الوطني للقضية الفلسطينية والنظر إلى حقوق الفلسطينيين في الوطن والشتات. وبذلك تعيد هذه الصفقة العديد من الأسئلة التي تجمع الفلسطينيين إلى الواجهة: ما هي أشكال المقاومة الممكنة اليوم في فلسطين؟ كيف …

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