This is Our Land: Film, Conversation, and Performances
Friday, February 7 (7:30 pm)
ProjEx Room, Latitude 53 Gallery
10242 – 106 Street (map)
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Presentations by Dr. Ghada Ageel and Dr. Mohamed Abouhemeid on the personal and political context of the situation in Gaza, followed by a Q&A and discussion.
Performances by the Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble (MENAME) and spoken word artists.
A screening of Paul Fischer’s documentary “TARZAN & ARAB”
Traditional Palestinian food from Abu Rabea.
Entry is free with a suggested donation of $5 – $10 (no one turned away). Proceeds will go to support Tarzan & Arab.
The This is Our Land exhibit runs until February 15.
About the presenters:
Dr. Ghada Ageel is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She holds a PhD and MA in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter (Britain) and a BA in Education from the Islamic University/Gaza. She is also active in Faculty4Palestine-Alberta and a member of Palestine Solidarity Network.
Dr. Ageel is the recipient of several awards and scholarships including The Phillips Grant (UK, 2013), The Jerusalem Studies’ Scholarship of the University of Exeter (2002 and 1999), the Higher Education Award of the Ministry of Education (Palestine, 1996) and the Hebrew Language and Literature Scholarship (Gaza, 1993).
Her work has been widely published in several newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Hill, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Journal for Palestine Studies, Palestine Chronicle, MATAN Magazine (Hebrew), Occupation Magazine and many Arabic newspapers throughout the Middle East.
Dr. Mohamed Abouhemied, MD, is a specialist physician, head of gastroenterology and medical department at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Palestine.
The Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble (MENAME) performs instrumental and vocal music, both traditional and modern, primarily from the Arab world (Egypt and the Nile Valley, the Levant, North Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and Iraq), Turkey and Iran.