The 6th edition
The 6th edition of the Image Festival Amman – April 1st to 30th is consecrated to Identity.
Since the beginning of time and until this moment of our civilization, people have always celebrated their distinguished characteristics and differences on social, national and cultural levels which played a major role in creating the concept of identity.
Slowly and gradually, each identity has started contributing to the idea of self-awareness of the cultural and social aspects, and developing various nations. Identity grants people a sense of uniqueness and singularity; through the means of culture, language, faith, heritage and history. At the same time, it pushes people to communicate and reach out to each other within and outside their societies.
Through social and personal documentation, photographers from all around the world reflect Identity from different aspects of life like distinction, objection, integration or conflict and other ideas that tackle the theme of the 2017 Amman Image Festival.
On the occasion of the
On the occasion of the european day of languages, the 2nd December and the last day of the European Film Festival organized by EUNIC, the French Institute and the Belgium Institute are inviting you to participate in family at quizz around BD theme @Haya Cultural Centre. Numerous prices to win !
Rediscover the famous characteres : Astérix et Obélix, Tintin et Milou, Titeuf, Cédric, Garfield, le marsupilami and many others !
The 5th December from 6pm
The 5th December from 6pm to 7:30pm :
Participate to a debate about Early marriages organised by HeforShe / UNWomen
(English & Arabic)
- UN Women
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
- HeForShe Movement:
HeForShe is UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality. HeForShe is changing the traditional gender equality narrative to be more inclusive, recognizing that gender equality is a benefit to all. HeForShe is working to unpack and shed light on gender equality issues, especially gender stereotypes and assumptions, that are damaging to all genders. Equality cannot be achieved unless we are all equal, and that is what HeForShe is all about – equality for all.
- The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW):
The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), initiated and headed by HRH Princess Basma, is a semi-governmental organization which advocates and promotes for women’s diverse issues. It was established by a cabinet decision in 1992 and has since gained recognition as the authority on women’s affairs in Jordan’s public sector while it also represents the Kingdom at regional and international levels in matters pertaining to women.
JNCW′s mission is to support the mainstreaming of a gender-equality perspective in all policy areas and to narrow the gap between formal acknowledgement of women′s rights as detailed by legislation and the actual societal attitudes towards women. Its purpose is to engender positive tangible transformation in the status of women in order to eliminate all forms of discrimination against them and to achieve their effective and equal participation with men in all political, economic, social and cultural arenas.
The Jordanian performing artists Abdul
The Jordanian performing artists Abdul and Anas Nahleh are pleased to invite you to discover their dance creation “Wojoud Wa Hodoud”. This performance aims to features a mixture of contemporary dance and modern circus techniques, a mixture of the embodied movements which has been acquired by participation, involvement and interaction of the traditional and cultural activities of the two performing artists. It is inspired by their rich surroundings, environment as well as their tangible and intangible heritage.
Wojoud Wa Hodoud:
The word “Wojoud” means “Existence”. In this content, it emphasizes a kinetic dialog, or perhaps a coded corporeal massage. It reflects the first-hand experience of the two Arab individuals performing artists. It shows the potentials of performing arts adding to their cultural and social capitals in the very recent crisis, conflicts in the region.
The word “Hodoud” means “Borders”. In this content, it is presented through the language of movement to tell the personal stories the two artists. It is describing the internal conflict experienced by the ‘them’ with a multi-layered identity constructed from their experiences as both Arab performing artists living, studying, performing abroad and being raised in Amman, Jordan. It reflects the struggle of their attempt to overcome the feeling of disconnection between their two cultures, to fill the gap in the complementary dance scene in their homeland. Reconciling their feelings about their identity and heritage promoted an acceptance of their cultures without any misconceptions and allowed them to try to achieve a complete understanding of who they are and their role as performing artists in Jordan. The result of this cultural destruction and reeducation is this creation.
“Wojoud” and “Hodoud” together, work as a ‘illustrative’ kinetic realization to demonstrate the two terms in relation to spaces and time. It is an investigation of one’s embodied past, observing the acquired habits from the childhood to adulthood. It is also an examination of one’s dispositions, habitus, and ways of thinking in different cultures. In addition, this dance creation is also to try to develop an interactive ‘Hybrid’ movement approaches which is a result of global cultural interaction and other ways of forming or devising of movements. Therefore, through series of experiments and analysis, the dance creation is trying to a series of prolonged questions which have concerned the performing artists. What is called the ‘Authentic movements’ in a cultural context? How are they identified and how are they generated? How authentic are they? And what is considered to be a hybrid movement, especially in age of globalization?
Abdul & Anas Nahleh brief bio:
For the past ten years or a bit more, the two dancers have been very active Hip-Hop ‘Sub-culture’ participants and activists. Using the genre of Hip-hop as a movement, movement and movement, Anas and Abdul Had the chance to access the world of theatrical and contemporary dancing in 2010 until their own estimated future. But the brothers, as any other natural individuals, started to shifts to focus in their own interests and believe in order two write each one personal and unique story, based on 1st hand sensual experiences. Therefore, Abdul decided to cross the oceans from one cotenant to another in order to find his inspiration, recently Abdul graduated from an International Master of Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage’ a specialized branch of Cultural anthropology master’s degree constructed by four well-known universities ‘NTNU/Norway, SZTE/Hungary, BPU/France and University of Roehampton/England’. Simultaneously Anas nahleh was implementing and managing studio 8 dance studio in Amman. Besides, he was mastering a different forms of contemporary circus techniques, that was the main reason which lead Anas to go to united states, Colorado, in order to enrich his knowledge and circus skills by attending boulder circus school. During the period he spent in Colorado boulder, Anas had practice other movement forms such as Arial dance, contact improvisation, and 5 rhythms. Today the two performing artists and brothers re unite wishing to share the fruits that they picked for us from every each adventure they attain, in order to have a new taste of the local performing art.
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The 12 December
The 12 December from 6:30pm : Free conference organized by IFPO : “CHINESE DIASPORAS & MIGRATIONS”
(In French with English & Arabic translation)
Chinese migration have begun in the middle of 19th century gave birth to a diaspora – itself constitued by several diasporas – each situation presenting a huge diversity depending on the settled country, evolving to an almost complete assimilation or to the creation of distincts communities from the welcoming society. The development of migratory, economical and informational flows between the different establishment pole have contributed to earn an autonomy of the diaspora towards the establishment countries and China. How much the re-start of migration flows from China (Doubled the last 30 years) and their social diversification (more students, professionals… besides proletarians and merchants) since 1980 have modified the situation ? What kind of relations have the Chinese diaspora since China have earned a huge economic power ?
Emmanuel Ma Mung is a geographer, director of research in CNRS and member of UMR 7301 MIGRINTER (internationals migrations). His research are focused on social autonomy apprehended in protests by migrating population especially Chinese and Maghrebin. He has published several scientific articles in the European Journal of International Migration, he directed and published several books such as “Diasporas chinoises et créolisations “(with Léopold Mu Si Yan and Bruno Saura), You Feng editions, 2015. The next one will be published by Presses Universitaires François Rabelais named Étudier les migrations internationales : Expériences de recherches, codirected with MA. Hily and Y. Scioldo Zurcher.
The French Institute is organizing
The French Institute is organizing a huge Christmas party for little ones and grown-ups
A full program
- From 2pm : Discover manual works from local artisants and amaze yourself during lecture time in arabic or create your own Christmas card with a professional drawer Sardine !
- From 4pm : Attend an amazing Christmas Show !
- From 6pm : Try special Christmas tastes with appetite
(Free entrance for the institute teachers and students)