The Women’s Cultural and Social Society, is organizing ”Jasmine Call” – two fund-raising events, under the patronage of the Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Humood Al-Sabah, with the aim of providing relief aid to some four million displaced people in Syria. This will contribute to rescuing them from hunger and cold and to provide them with such basic needs as food, milk, medical and health care supplies, and clothing needs.
The first event:
A concert, performed by the global composer and pianist Malek Jandali (View more info about the artist HERE)
When: January 26th (Saturday) at 7.30 p.m.
Where: Theatre of The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Mishref.
The second event:
A concert, performed by the renowned musician and oud player Naseer Shamma (View artist info HERE), and an art exhibition displaying the fine works of artist Kevork Mourad (View artist info HERE).
When: January 27th (Sunday) at 7.30 p.m.
Where: Theater of The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Mishref
“…We must not imagine that “art work in form of dress” has resulted in the production of wearable objects that reflect the pattern of “Dress Code”. This pattern, for the participants, was simply a memory, an empty container, an elastic theme. Their works, indeed, cover all the techniques and forms of expression: from collage to multimedia, from video to photography to installation … to “dresses”, but not conceived to be wearable. The protagonist of “Dress Code” are twelve: all together they cover a vast area of cultures and countries, extended from Algeria to Pakistan and from Turkey to Egypt to the Emirates, via Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.”
Artists: Ahmed Al Bahrani, Fadi Yazigi, Fatma Bucak, Ghassan Ghaib, Mahmoud Al Obaidi, Marya Kazoun, Nayza H. Khan, Nermine Hammam, Rachida Azadaou, Samta Benyahia, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, Zena Assi and Issam Barhouch.
Exhibition Dates: November 21st – December 21st
Opening reception: 7:00 – 9:00pm
The Cooperation Club would like to invite you to “Syria of Hope,” a fair organized to bring awareness to the humanitarian situation in Syria. The fair will take place on October 17th and will include many events such as a photo gallery, lectures, poems and songs. The fair will be in AUK’s Central Hallway and the Auditorium and will be conducted in Arabic. Exact timings TBA.
“The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is The Grass That Suffers” directed by Iara Lee.
Over a year later, with thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small, it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. While focusing on the plight of those caught in the crossfire of the hegemons, we seek to unravel the conflict by exploring the motivations of its actors—the Ba’athist regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army and other geopolitical players like the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, the Gulf countries… When elephants go to war, it is the grass that suffers. This is a film about the elephants, but made for the grasses.
The documentary will be screened for FREE at select Cinescape Theaters (Fanar, Avenues, 360 Mall & Bairaq) from June 28th – July 4th.