Screening Room

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Starting this Saturday May 9, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending Sunday May 10, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

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BEYOND THE MUSIC, BARENBOIM-SAID ACADEMY
A film by David Bernet, 2019, 52 minutes, Original version: German & English

The inauguration of the Barenboim-Said academy in Berlin marked a new phase within the political and educational engagement of musician and pedagogue Daniel Barenboim. BEYOND THE MUSIC portrays this innovative academy whose mission is to unite humanistic ideals, music and philosophy. Almost 20 years after the founding of the West-Eastern-Divan orchestra, another project of intercultural understanding is derived from the friendship between Barenboim and the Palestinian humanist Edward Said.

The documentary film below has been brought to you
in partnership with Beirut Art Film Festival
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

This screening is free access and for all ages during above mentioned dates.

Starting this Saturday May 9, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending Sunday May 10, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

To view the film, click on the image.

ABU ARAB HADY ELAWDA
A film by Moaetaz Mohamad/Aljazeera, 2017, 52 minutes, Arabic

The film documents the life and biography of the Palestinian singer and poet “Abu Arab”, who is considered a living memory of the Palestinian musical heritage. It sheds light on his own revolution, on the struggle of the characters and melodies, which only ceased upon his death, and on the footprint, he left as a Palestinian poet and folklore singer, who chronicled his cause and concerns of those who were deported from their homeland through his songs and poetry.

The documentary film below has been brought to you
in partnership with Beirut Art Film Festival & Al Jazeera Media Netwrok
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

This screening is free access and for all ages during above mentioned dates.

Previous Screenings:

Starting April 25, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending April 26, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

IMAGES OF THE EAST
A film by Gidon Kremer and Sandro Kancheli, 2017, 27 minutes. Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica, Stone Sculptures by Nizar Ali Badr, Animation by Sandro Kancheli.

Gidon Kremer, renowned Latvian classical violinist and maestro, has always been an artist attentive to his time, this present time. Images of the East rose from this attunement, “a statement about refugees, about peace and love”, in his own words, made in collaboration with sculptor Nizar Ali Badr, who tells stories of the Syrian people’s ordeal through pebble arrangements, animated by Sandro Kancheli.
I sympathize with all the suffering in the Middle East and I want the world to be better. I know that what I can do with my violin or with my music is just a drop in the ocean, but I would feel ashamed not to deliver this drop if I can do it. (Gidon Kremer)
Syrian sculptor Nizar Ali Badr has been capturing the story of refugees from his country, using pebbles from his local beach. His art has become the inspiration for a unique film — the concept of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, who asked Georgian animator Sandro Kancheli to bring the stone figures to life along with his music. About Nizar Ali Badr…


This film has been brought to you in partnership
with Beirut Art Film Festival & Accentus Music,
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during below dates.

Starting April 25, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending April 26, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

AYHAM AHMAD, THE PIANIST OF YARMOUK
A film by Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk, 2016, 30 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles.

Surrounded by ruins in Syria’s capital Damascus, Ayham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of-tune piano about migration, hunger, and death. Threatened by Assad’s regime and ISIS, the Piano Man is silenced and must flee to Germany. The documentary film The Pianist of Yarmouk tells the story of this Palestinian – Syrian refugee musician. We follow the life of a man who sang out against the suffering in his country until his instrument was destroyed. His fate stands for that of thousands – robbed of their hopes and dreams and forced to build a new existence. Read more.


This film has been brought to you in partnership
with Beirut Art Film Festival & Accentus Music,
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during below dates.

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