WORLD REFUGEE DAY
CHANGING OUR PERSPECTIVE ON REFUGEES
During an evening program in association with Pakhuis de Zwijger and Musicians without Borders, current perspectives on refugee newcomers are investigated. During the evening, the power of art will be utilized to investigate how society can gain new insights.
Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh, who until very recently taught dance classes in Aleppo, will perform a moving choreography. Spoken Word artists N*gga and da Terrorist will present an intriguing story. Young musicians Ghaeth Almaghoot and Nawras Altaki, accompanied by Oene van Geel, will bring a sparkling live music performance. During the presentation of the board game ‘No Man’s Land’ the audience will be confronted with the absurdist reality of the immigration industry.
On File and De Coöperatie present RFG Magazine, an online publication platform where journalists with a migration background can publish stories. Samer Al-Kadri, founder of the Pages Book Store, will explain how his store got a space with the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam.
These performances and presentations will be interspersed with round table discussions moderated by TV director, writer and journalist Bahram Sadeghi.
Artists of Draw Up! will respond to the program by making live illustrations.
This evening is brought in association with Musicians without Borders, Pakhuis de Zwijger, On File, Framer Framed, Oneworld, Cineblend, The Hague Peace Projects, Voice4Thought, We Are Here Movement, Oriental Landscapes, Prince Claus Fund, Draw Up! and others.
Photos by Omar Imam