El Haimoune is a Sufi tale, a film based on a poem, a quest for roots, love and freedom. A young teacher arrives at a village built on the border of the desert where children have never been to school. The village is inhabited by elderly men, women, and a mysterious and beautiful young girl. The men are left to seek the boundaries of the limitless desert. The teacher is finally captivated by the shimmering world of sand and the Andalusia melody of its wanderers. In this story, magic and reality overlap to sing the beauty of the desert. (From Wikipedia). (Arabic with English Subtitles)
3) Literary Club (Mon 2 Oct): “Can Books Create Empathy, Motivation and Respect?
A video history of the importance of the Saxophone in Jazz.
5) Cine Club (Wed 11 Oct): Lili Marleen
A wonderful film by the German director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1981)
6) Monday Talk (16 Oct): The Paintings of Samir Khaddaj
An explorative / visual talk by Zena Meskaoui
7) Monday Talk (16 Oct): The Art of Samir Khaddaj, A Close Look
An explorative / visual talk by Zena Meskaoui. The talk presents the work of the artist Samir Khaddaje. It singles out a number of exhibitions, rather installations as he refers to them, and a limited number of artworks that will, by no means, cover khaddaje’s rich and complex personal endeavor.