Sounds of Freedom: An evening to celebrate the wonderful culture of Palestine and the struggle of its people for their right to return, liberation and national self-determination.
Looking through My Curious Inbox, one important week-long occurrence will be the celebrations connected to Refugee Week, marking its 20th anniversary this year. A worldwide phenomenon, Refugee Week was established to counter negative narratives often encountered in mainstream media and within society towards refugees and asylum-seekers, by highlighting their positive contributions made to host communities.
In London, there will be hundreds of events throughout Refugee Week (18-24 June) so below are just my top three that are MENA-connected.
From the wide and fantastic range of relevant films, festivals, exhibitions, music, talks, dance, comedy and much more, I offer you my top five picks.
SAFAR 2016 (Film Festival): A vibrant celebration of contemporary Arab cinema, the biennial festival returns to London with an insightful selection of films from the MENA region, including productions from: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria and Palestine.