Events in Amman, March 19 – 24


The Israeli Apartheid Week, which takes place in over 100 cities around the world, continues this week in Amman and Irbid with film screenings, talks, and a concert by the band Toot Ard from the occupied Golan on Friday. Tonight there will be a screening three short films portraying the reality of life in Palestine under an occupation and an Apartheid system; Donor’s Opium, by Mariam Shahin and George Azar, Like Twenty Impossibilities by Anne-Marie Jacir, and This Palestinian Life by Philip Rizik.

Three art exhibitions open on Monday evening, while the Image Festival #2 continues at different galleries around town.

AUC president Lisa Anderson is in Amman and will give a talk at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center titled “From Resumes to Revolutions: Realizing the Rights and Responsibilities of Education in the 21st Century”.

You also have concerts by the Amman Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, and the Arab Music Ensemble led by Ayman Tayseer on Thursday, and many more events. Read on for details.

Monday March 19, 2012

Ard wa Karama: Israeli Apartheid Week 

Screening of Palestinian Shorts (Donor’s Opium, by Mariam Shahin and George Azar, Like Twenty Impossibilities by Anne-Marie Jacir, and This Palestinian Life by Philip Rizik), Rainbow theater, at 7:00 pm.

“From Resumes to Revolutions: Realizing the Rights and Responsibilities of Education in the 21st Century” – a lecture by Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo , at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, at 6:00 pm. Telephone: 065777995

Exhibition Opening: Weaved Landscapes, by Hani Horani, at Foresight32 Gallery, 6:00 pm

Exhibition  Opening: Whisperings, by Selwan Badran, at Orfali Gallery, 6:30 pm

Exhibition Opening: Folk Truck Art from Pakistan, at Nabad Gallery, 6:00 pm.

Tuesday March 20, 2012

Cinematheque Amman: Screening of Iranian Film “Children of Heaven” by Majid Majidi, at Have a Green Day Cafe/Rainbow street, 7:00 pm.

Concert by the Amman Symphony Orchestra, at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 7:30 pm. Tickets JD 10, JD 20.

Ard wa Karama: Israeli Apartheid Week 

Intifada: Model for Civil Resistance - Palestinian activist Jamal Juma’a recalls the achievements of the first Intifada; rooting civil resistance and gaining international solidarity, at the Landmark Hotel, 7:00 pm

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

C’e Chi Dice No”,  Italian film screening (with English subtitles), at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 7:00 pm. Free Entry.

Ard wa Karama: Israeli Apartheid Week 

Israeli Discrimination laws and ways to combat them - activists from occupied Palestine of 1948 talk about Israeli discrimination laws against Palestinians, and mechanisms of defying them, at Al-Balad theater, 7:00-9:00

Thursday March 22, 2012

Concert ” Qaseeda wa Monologue” by Jordanian musician Ayman Tayseer and Moroccan singer Ferdaws, at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 7:30 pm . Tickets JD 10 and JD 20.

Ard wa Karama: Israeli Apartheid Week 

Roadmap to Apartheid, film screening, followed by a dialogue about the successful experience of South Africa in the resistance to Apartheid, and its effects on international solidarity movements to the Palestinian reality, Rainbow theater, 7:00 pm.

 

Friday March 23, 2012

Exhibition Opening: Re-frame, a group photography exhibition within the framework of the Image Festival #2 based on the concept of [Re]Evolution, at the Studio (#89 Prince Mohammad St.), 7:00 pm.

Ard wa Karama: Israeli Apartheid Week 

Concert by”Toot Ardh”, from the occupied Golan Heights, featuring: El Far3i, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00-10:00 pm

 

Saturday March 24, 2012

Economic Reform Dialogue Series: Investment Climate and Opportunities in Jordan, at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 6:00 pm.

Baladi, concert by Tareq Al-Nasser, at Rainbow Theater, 8:00 pm. Ticket JD 10.