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February 2016

Syria Shorts: Portraits from Dystopia – HRHW 2016

February 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16
Oslo, Oslo 0105 Norway
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Love during the Siege They come in sinking boats. They hide in asphyxiating underbellies of trucks. Their lives are destroyed and their suffering left them with lack of means and choices. But along with the piece of land upon which they live, they have access to a camera, and some of them are making films. Through an hour of short films, this session will introduce the daily struggle to survive and to resist by ordinary Syrian civilians. Through a mix…

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October 2016

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

October 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Grønland kirke, Grønlandsleiret 34
Oslo, 0190 Norway
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  In collaboration with Film fra Sør, we invite you to a unique experience with a screening of the documentary “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble”, a mini-concert by the virtuoso Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and an exciting panel discussion about music as a universal language. The question of “What is the role of music?” is the starting point for the Silk Road Ensemble, a group of musicians from around the world who have joined…

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October 2017

Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16
Oslo, Oslo 0105 Norway
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SPACE, Oslo Dokumentarkino and FN-sambandet invite you to a screening of Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad followed by a panel discussion about the prospects of prosecuting war crime committed in Syria in Norwegian courts. About the film This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children forcibly disappeared by the regime of Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres. With unprecedented access, we follow survivors of detention, families of detainees,…

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January 2018

Aleppo’s Fall

January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16
Oslo, Oslo 0105 Norway
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Om filmen Aleppos opprør mot regimet og senere sammenbrudd under massivt bombardement er som et symbol på den arabiske våren. Folket reiste seg i protest mot diktaturet men motstanden var splittet i mange fraksjoner og den klarte aldri stå imot volden fra regimet. I filmen Aleppo's Fall reiser den norsk-syriske regissøren Nizam Najjar tilbake til sin hjemby. Bevæpnet med sitt kamera følger han en gruppe sivile som under fanene til The Free Syrian Army griper til våpen for å forsvare…

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March 2018

HUMAN Festival: Taste of Cement

March 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17
Oslo, 0167 Norway
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In collaboration with HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival and Kunstnernes Hus The Film: Taste of Cement A portrait of workers in exile, Taste of Cement is an empathetic encounter with people who have lost their past and their future, locked in the recurring present. A poetic essay documentary about Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut. As they help rebuild ruined neighbourhoods in the aftermath of the Lebanese civil war, their own houses at home are being shelled. The…

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September 2018

Syrian Doc Days – Oslo

September 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16
Oslo, Oslo 0105 Norway
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Syrian Doc Days - Oslo What Syria Was and What it Must Not Be In this first ever Syrian Doc Days in Oslo we will take a deep look into the Syrian society under the authoritarian rule of the Baath party and the Assad regime. Through documentary films and discussions we will examine the relationship between the Syrian state and its citizens and how Syrians under the one-party rule were subjected to systematic censorship and institutionalized humiliation. On the last…

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February 2019

Privacy of Wounds

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16
Oslo, Oslo 0105 Norway
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Hasan, Mazen, and Khaldoon are former prisoners of conscience from some of Syria’s most notorious prisons. Convinced that the three strangers will communicate openly and honestly with each other, the director observes them from the outside of a simulated prison cell in Oslo, using three remote-controlled cameras. Despite the horrors they experienced in captivity in Syria, these men never gave up hope for a brighter future. Dalia Kury’s documentary raises awareness about how the three men apprehend their own state…

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March 2019

The Silence of Others – No Peace without Justice

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cinemateket, Dronningens gate 16
Oslo, Oslo 0105 Norway
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In collaboration with HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival and Nobel Peace Center The Silence of Others A shocking history about how the lack of justice after the dictatorship of Franco’s regime in Spain has forced hundreds of thousands of victims and their families to stay silent about their suffering, even today. A turning point came in 2010, when a group of courageous survivors and their families circumvented the Spanish justice system, with aid from an Argentinian court, where they accused…

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Still Recording

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Kino Vika, Ruseløkkveien 14
Oslo, 0251 Norway
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I samarbeid med Arabiske filmdager og Norsk PEN inviterer vi til visning av Still Recording + samtale med regissøren på lørdag den 23 mars kl. 16.00. Filmen følger to kunststudenter i Douma, en forstad som kontrolleres av opprørere mot regimet. I en periode på over fire år følger vi de to vennene og deres omgangskrets og alt de går igjennom: sult, angrep og beleiring, men også latter, fest og en utrettelig tro på det gode i mennesker. Still Recording vant…

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September 2019

Songs of Separation: Film & Concert

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 30
Oslo, 0182 Norway
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SPACE, in collaboration with Oslo Dokumentarkino, Arabiske Filmdager, Vega Scene and Syrian Doc Days,  invite you to a mystical evening at Vega Scene on Sept 7th. The evening starts with a film taking us on a timeless journey into the majestic world of music in Syria before the war. The film then chases the paths of three passionate musicians turned refugees as they rebuild their lives in exile. They resort to their love of Sufi music to find meaning in…

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