Evening Program

ICCG 2015 Venues

Sunday 26 July 2015

20:00 – 22:00     WELCOME DINNER     @Ottoman Courthouse (on map: venue B)

22:30 – 00:00     LIVE MUSIC: Maysa Daw     @Radio Bar (on map: venue E)

Maysa Daw is a singer/songwriter based in Haifa. She started her musical career at an early age, worked with several bands and as of 2013 she also joined the well-known DAM group. She performs varying genres, from more traditional Palestinian tunes to Reggae, Rap and HipHop.

Monday 27 July 2015

20:00 – 21:00     DINNER     @Lutheran Church (on map: venue C)

21.30 – 23:30     LIVE MUSIC: Makimakkuk     @Radio Bar (on map: venue E)

Makimakkuk is a singer/songwriter based in Ramallah. She produced her first EP; Spaces (Fada’), of 5 original tracks in 2014. Attending the Cite des Arts residency for Paris through Qattan Foundation Makimakkuk is working on her first album in collaboration with different musicians and producers. In the independent/experimental local cultural scene, she is known for acoustic performances, Dj sets and music festival organisation. Tonight Makimakkuk is joined by the talented self-taught Ramallah-based guitarist Imad Sayrafi.

21:30 – 23:45     FILM: Bitter Lake     @KSCC (on map: venue D)

Adam Curtis, Documentary | 136 min

Beginning with a fateful meeting between President Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, This new film by the director of The Century of Self, The Power of Nightmares, and The Trap: What Happened To Our Dream of Freedom delves into a mass of historical archives to shed light on Afghanistan and the west. As Curtis says “Increasingly, we live in a world where nothing makes any sense,” “Events come and go like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and uncertain. Those in power tell stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality, but those stories are increasingly unconvincing and hollow.” Bitter Lakes makes sense of why those stories stopped making sense.

Tuesday 28 July 2015 

20:00 – 21:00     DINNER     @Lutheran Church (on map: venue C)

21:30 – 23:00     FILM: A World Not Ours     @KSCC (on map: venue D)

Mehdi Fleifel, Documentary | 93 min

For many of us, our identity is taken for granted. Not for the Palestinians who must constantly show proof of identity as their existence on a disappearing land is perpetually denied. A World Not Ours is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive, and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family. Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is a record of what is being forgotten but should not be erased from collective memory.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

20:00 – 21:00     DINNER     @Lutheran Church (on map: venue C)

21.30 – 00:00     LIVE MUSIC: In Jazz     @Radio Bar (on map: venue E)

Four friends share their love for music and a common musical vision of adding new genres in live performances like Latin Jazz, Arabian Jazz, Jazz standards, Reggae, and Rai.

21:30 – 23:00     FILM:  Concerning Violence     @KSCC (on map: venue D)

Göran Olsson, Documentary | 78 min

A film inspired by Fanon’s landmark 1961 political/philosophical tome The Wretched of the Earth. Here the director of The Black Power Mixtape pays homage to the debilitating physical and psychological effects of colonialism and the legacy of anti-colonial movements. As per its subtitle, Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense Olsson’s film uses unearthed 16mm footage captured by radical Swedish documentarians in African countries during the upheavals of the 1960s and ’70s. Gayatri Spivak reflects on Fanaon’s legacy and Lauryn Hill narrates from Fanon’s work.

Thursday 30 July 2015 

20:00 – 21:30     CLOSING DINNER     @Snowbar (location not specified on map, shuttles available)

21.30 – open      DANCE: DJ Ram     @Snowbar

Established during the electronic music festival ‘Peace Upon Music’, Ram AKA Ramzi Hazboun is an eclectic DJ based in Ramallah that performs mostly in private events. Ramzi Hazboun is also a filmmaker. His first short fiction film ‘Pink Bullet’, was produced by Idioms Film in 2013.