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March 2018

Reconstructing Syria: Towards Establishing Rights-based Guiding Principles

March 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3
Oslo, 0186 Norway
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Welcome to a lunch seminar co-hosted by the Syrian Peace Action Centre (SPACE) and PRIO, on establishing rights-based guiding principles to discuss reconstructing Syria. ​Background The war in Syria is far from over. The recent escalation by the Syrian regime and its ally, Russia, against civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and the Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-held Afrin in the north, has engendered more suffering and destruction in an increasingly entangled matrix of regional and international players. What does it mean…

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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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November 2018

Freedom to Remember/Create – Oslo World Seminars

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6
Oslo, Oslo 0181 Norway
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Syrian artists Khaled Barakeh and Diala Brisly will discuss their artistic practices and processes, what it means to create within contexts of oppression and exile; physically dispersed yet under a shared collective experience. They will also discuss contemporary artistic expression by other Syrian artists in the Middle East, across the diaspora and from those who have recently relocated to new realities. How do the arts preserve cultural heritage? What narratives do they create? How do the arts and creative sector…

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February 2019

Privacy of Wounds

February 26, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Frokostseminar: Hva skjer i Idlib?

September 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Norsk Folkehjelp, Stortorvet 10
Oslo, 0155 Norway
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What is happening in Idlib? Who is protecting civilians and civil space - and whose responsibility is it? Welcome to a breakfast seminar with Karam Hilly, a Syrian civil society activist. Karam will give a unique insight into the current situation in Idlib, including the situation of the local population and the admirable efforts of local civil society actors. Following the presentation on the developments in Idlib, Karam will engage the audience, including Yngvild Berggrav, Policy Director, Section for Humanitarian…

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November 2019

ArabFuturism: Arab Contemporary Art Scene

November 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6
Oslo, Oslo 0181 Norway
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In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and in the wake of decisive political junctures, how can Arab artists, musicians and authors imagine the future? It is possible to dream of a future that is centered and conceived from and for the people? In a region that is often haunted by worn-out clichés full of exoticism and the continuous association with war, upheaval and religious conflicts, it is important to highlight the multifaceted plurality of the Arab world and its…

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The Struggle for Home – The Question of Syria 2019

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29
Oslo, Oslo 0167 Norway
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This year's Question of Syria will expand the discussion beyond nation state politics by reflecting on questions of belonging, exile, everyday political expression, right to land, citizenship and return.The Question of Syria 2019 - The Struggle for Home invites intellectuals, specialists and artists from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Sudan as well as Norway to think together about home.With the Syrian conflict entering its 8th year, new struggles continue to erupt in the Arab world, with Algeria and Sudan being the latest…

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حوار مفتوح: (مـ)ساحات التغيير في دول الربيع العربي

November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Khartoum Contemporary Art Center

يسرُّ سبيس ومركز الخرطوم للفن المعاصر دعوتكم إلى حوار مفتوح باللغة العربية مع فنانين وأكاديميين من العراق وفلسطين وسوريا ولبنان والسودان للتفكير في مساحات التغيير في دول الربيع العربي منذ الموجة اﻷولى للمظاهرات في 2011، وما لحقها من ثورات مضادة وصراعات مسلحة ومروراً بالموجة الثانية من الثورات الشعبية التي شهدتها هذا العام السودان والجزائر ولبنان والعراق. تشترك قصص التغيير عبر دول الربيع العربي بالمكانة المركزية التي شغلتها الساحات والميادين العامة حين استعاد ملكيتها المتظاهرون وأطلقوا منها صيحات التغيير اﻷولى بعد…

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