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Stances- مواقف: North African Multimedia & Performance Festival
September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
FILMS | MUSIC | MASTERCLASSES | WORKSHOPS | PHOTOGRAPHY | DESIGN | POETRY | & MORE!
Now in its 2nd edition, STANCES – مواقف is a multimedia & performance festival dedicated to contemporary artists from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria who take daring and critical stances towards their ever-changing social and political landscape, either amongst their respective diasporas or across North Africa. This year’s edition showcases the latest urban endeavours that young and upcoming creatives have embarked on to disentangle complexities of perception, identity, belonging and self-worth.
**This is an all-day event for all ages. To the exception of the live music and feature film screening, all other events are completely free and based on a donation system.**
FULL DAY PROGRAMME & TIMES TO BE RELEASED ON SEP 1ST
Meanwhile, here is a sneak preview:
-FEATURE FILM: screening of award-winning soulful documentary “We Could Be Heroes” by Moroccan director Hind Bensari (Q&A with a film critic) – ticketed event
-LISTENING SESSION: a sound journey and debate around Nigeria’s sweeping Afrobeats, Ivorian emerging Afrotrap and North African Autotuned Rai – free event
-SHORT FILM: a 90 minute screening session of three short films from North Africa (Q&A with a film critic) – free event
-LIVE MUSIC: Speed Caravan (Algeria), Ghoula (Tunisia) and Gnawa London (Morocco) – ticketed event
-STORYTELLING: a collective writing workshop addressing questions of north African spirituality between myth, religion and ancestral wisdom – free event
-ROUNDTABLE: juxtaposition between North Africans as refugees and asylum seekers in the UK on one hand, and as hosts of Sub Saharan African refugees on the other – free event
& much more!
This event has been made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England and Al Araby TV.