San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us at UCL for an evening of poetry, drama, film and photography from Iraq.
Taking place on the seventh anniversary of the bombing of the Al Mutanabbi Street book market, this will be one of many events around the world remembering the attack, placing the street in wider context and presenting the work of poets, film makers, playwrights and photographers connected with Iraq.
The programme includes:
- Readings of poetry by Abdulkarim Kasid, Reem Kuba and Gareeb Iskander in Arabic and English.
- Introduction to the cultural significance of the street by academic and journalist Safaa Saleh.
- Scenes from A Fire Blazing Brightly by Hassan Abdulrazzak read by Sirine Saba, Silas Carson, Houda Echouafni and Neil D’Souza. Directed by Lisa Goldman.
- A Candle for the Shabandar Café, a short film by Emad Ali produced by Maysoon Pachachi and Kasim Abid’s Independent Film and Television College.
- Photography from Open Shutters Iraq by Raya Asee, introduced by Eugenie Dolberg.
- A monologue from Return by Dina Mousawi performed by Houda Echouafni.
Following the suggestion of Beau Beausoleil, coordinator of the Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition, the evening is dedicated to the 'disappeared' of Iraq.
Presented by Hassan Abdulrazzak and Dr. Alan Ingram and supported by UCL Department of Geography.
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Hassan Abdulrazzak and Dr Alan Ingram
Hassan Abdulrazzak is a London-based scientist and playwright. Alan Ingram is Senior Lecturer at UCL Department of Geography. http://abdulrazzak.weebly.com/ http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~aingram