Events in Amman, Jan 17 – 23

الأحد 17 كانون الثاني 2010

In commemoration of the war on Gaza, the Royal Film Commission is screening a collection of excellent films on Gaza for three days starting today. Films include the documentary “The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall” which recounts the true story of the shooting of the young British photojournalism student and activist, Thomas Hurndall, in the Gaza strip in 2003 by an Israeli sniper. It won the BAFTA Best TV Drama award for 2009. They also include the documentary “To Shoot An Elephant”, which was very well received at the Dubai International Film Festival. (Read below for full list of films).

Great live music options this week too: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra is playing with the Amman Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, and prominent Palestinian oud player Nizar Rohana is performing at the Hussein Cultural Center on Thursday. And the weekly favorites continue: Talasim’s Open Mic Night of stand up comedy, Chapter 11’s live jazz at Canvas, Beit Al Ruwwad’s concerts at the Prince Hashem Park, Shoman’s weekly film and lecture, and more.

Read on, and don’t forget to add the 7iber calendar to your Google calendars and to contribute events.

Sunday January 17, 2010

Exhibition Opening:
“Sharqiyat” by Thar Al-Sayegh. At 6:30 p.m at Orfali Gallery/Um Uthaina. The exhibition will run until 31/1/2010, from 10:00-1:00 P.M. 4:00 –8:00 P.M. Daily except Fridays & Holidays


Book of the Week presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

Gaza Commemoration Films
, at the Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm:
“The Book of Destruction,” Mustafa Al Nabih, 17 minutes, Arabic, short documentary, 2009.
“Gaza – London,” Dima Hamdan, 15 minutes, English & Arabic with English subtitles, short fiction, 2009.
“Gaza 2009,” Mustafa Al Nabih, 30 minutes, Arabic, short documentary, 2009

Monday January 18, 2010

to shoot an elephantGaza Commemoration Films, at the Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm:
“To Shoot an Elephant,” Mohammad Rujaileh and Alberto Arce, 104 minutes, English with Arabic subtitles, documentary , 2009

Lecture: Arab Mass Media & ways of Reform, by Dr. May Al-Abdullah, professor of Information & Communication Sciences in the Lebanese University. At Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm.

Tuesday January 19, 2010

Gaza Commemoration Films, at the Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm:
The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall,” Rowan Joffe, 90 minutes, English with Arabic subtitles, docu-drama, 2008.

Australian Film “Opal Dream”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm.

“Laugh me Loud” – Open Mic Night from Talasim Comedy Productions, at Atelier Cafe/Sweifieh. 7:30 pm. For more information call 0797526670

Chapter 11 – Live Jazz at Canvas. 9:00 pm.
With Yacoub Abu Ghosh on Bass, Tareq Abu Kwaik on Drums, Shadi Khashram on Guitar, Aram Hairabiddian on Soprano Sax, and David Tadevossian on Trumpet. For reservations call 079 – 5328301.

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Wednesday January 20, 2010

Concert: Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group
led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, at Prince Hashem Park/Al-Hashmi Al-Shamali, 7:30 pm.

Cairo Symphony Orchestra & Amman Symphony Orchestra, playing Shehrazade, Carmen Suite no. 1 and La Gazza Ladra overture.
Tickets JD 20 & 10. At Al-Hussein Cultural Center, 7:30 pm.

Thursday January 21, 2010

A dual talk: Prof. Jeffrey Alan Hoffman (NASA Astronaut talking about his experience in space & Prof. Robert Williams (IAU President), talking about “The New Universe”. At the Jordanian Engineers’ Association. 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.

Literary Forum, at Mohtaraf Remal, 7:30 pm. (More info here)

Concert: Nizar Rohana
– Music from Palestine. At the Hussein Cultural Center. 7:30 pm. Tickets 5 JDs.

Saturday January 23, 2010

Ongoing Exhibitions

Contemporary Calligraphic Art in the Arab World, Nabad Gallery. Until February 10.

Doa’a Ali, Photography, Ahlam Shibli: Video Art and Paintings, and an installation by Raed Ibrahim. At Darat Al-Funun. Until March 31st.

Eyad Kanaan, Foresight Art Gallery. Until January 31st.

“Sculpting Water” by Bader Mahasneh. At Jacaranda Images. Until January 31st.

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