Karama Human Rights Film Festival & many other events this week

الأحد 08 كانون الأول 2013

KARAMA Human Rights Film Festival launched last Thursday and will continue into this week. Events include: screening of films (feature, documentary, and short) from different parts of the world; film discussions and debates with some of the films’ production teams; seminars & workshops; ‘MusiKarama’ (music events); the ‘Conscience of Art’ (Art and Photo Exhibition); and Karama Atelier. For a full, detailed schedule of the festival’s events, visit our calendar or the Festival’s official page here.

In its fourth edition, and under the title of “Conscience of the Art”, Karama hosts the exhibition of Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj and his forty caricature paintings which illustrate ‘human rights violations’ through an intensive cynical lens. Emad’s his pencil through simple lines, carries sharp and innovative criticism in an attempt to represent society’s conscience and highlight violations of human rights in the political sphere.


On Sunday, Rainbow Theater will be screening “Born on 25th January”, an Egyptian documentary film. From January 25 to May 27, 2011 the film tracks four months of the Egyptian revolution as seen through the director’s eyes. The movie is in Arabic with English subtitles. Ticket revenue will all go to support “On The Edge – عَ الحِفّة” campaign (8 pm).


Nabad Gallery hosts the opening of Trendsetting IV: Architect As Designer, an exhibition of unique three-dimensional works designed by: Dina Haddadin, Bilal Hammad, Jamal Joucka, Riyad Joucka, Ammar Khammash, Khalid Nahhas, Abeer Seikaly, and Rula Yaghmour. This exhibition showcases uniquely-designed conceptual, functional, and decorative works by a group of established and emerging Jordanian architects (7:00 pm on Monday). The exhibition will continue through 29 January 2014.

Shoman will be screening a film titled “It’s a Free World” with Arabic subtitles (Tuesday 6:30 pm). Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behavior in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flatmate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With immigrants desperate to work the opportunities are considerable, particularly for two girls so in tune with these times.

For details on these events and many more, check out 7iber’s calendar, and if we missed anything you think we should add, drop us a line at [email protected]