Di/16.04 | 18:30 - 23:30

Ciné Résistance – The Palestinian Cause: «Arna’s Children» (2003) by Juliano Mer Khamis

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Ciné Résistance at soso: The Palestinian Cause

«Arna’s Children» (2003) by Juliano Mer Khami (84min)

Arna Mer Khamis was a legendary Israeli activist against the occupation. Born Jewish, she married a Palestinian and spent her life campaigning for human rights. In the Jenin refugee camp, Arna opened a theatre where, with her son Juliano, she taught children to express themselves through art. When Arna died of cancer in 1995, the theater ultimately did not survive.

Five years later, Juliano, one of the region's leading actors, returns to discover what happened to 'Arna's Children'. Shifting in time, his film juxtaposes the young boys with the militants and martyrs they become, exposing the horror of young lives trapped by the circumstances of Israeli occupation. www.palestinecinema.com/movies/arnas-children


Q&A with Ahmed Al Rokh
Arna’s Children will be presented by Ahmed Al Rokh, who was born and raised in the Jenin refugee camp and graduated from the Freedom Theater in Jenin. The Freedom Theater draws it’s inspiration from Arna’s project and understands itself as a cultural resistance movement at the core of a free and critical Palestinian society (https://thefreedomtheatre.org/who-we-are). Ahmed will talk to us about how Freedom Theatre aims to raise a new generation that is able to challenge all forms of oppression.


soso.space launches a new format: Ciné Résistance.

On Tuesday evenings, soso.space will be screening motion pictures and documentaries viewing global history, issues and causes from the perspective of the oppressed, starting on 30 January with a film series about Palestine and the Palestinian cause.

The movies and documentaries shown will all be selected and – if possible - presented by people affected by the cause. We hope to create a space, where people affected, their allies and people interested to understand history and context of ongoing issues can meet. The bar will stay open after the movie screenings and offer space for discussions for everyone who wants to stay for a drink.

These movie screenings are Soli-events. Every contribution to run the event is voluntary. The collected funds at the door will be going to an organization related to the cause shown in the screening in full. The bar revenue will be used to pay for the expenses of the event.

Ciné Résistance wants to provide a safer space for people to come together, talk, share thoughts or just watch a movie and get inspired. We certainly encourage SWANA-people to join.

Ciné Résistance is preparing a list of links and information about Palestine/Gaza and the ongoing genocide in order to give people the possibility to educate themselves if required. Until further notice, the evenings on the topic of Palestine are taking place on a weekly basis.

soso.space will provide a bar at low cost, tea and snacks for free. Before and after the screening, curated music will be played, selected by artists close to the cause.

ıllıllı PROGRAM ıllıllı

  • ◉ 30.01.2024: "Farha" von Darin J. Sallam | Zoom Livecall w. Amal (Sanad Palestine)

  • ◉ 06.02.2024: "Born in Gaza" (Hernán Zin) | The Present (Farah Nabulsi) | Intro: Rana Bassil

  • ◉ 13.02.2024: "A World Not Ours" by Mahdi Fleifel + Q&A w. Ahmed AlRokh | Intro: Ahmed AlRokh

  • ◉ 20.02.2024 «Salt of This Sea» by Annemarie Jacir | Intro: B.

  • ◉ 27.02.2024: «Checkpoint» by Yoav Shamir | Intro: A.

  • ◉ 05.03.2024: Mo Amer: Mohammed In Texas & The Vagabond | Intro: M.

  • ◉ 13.03.2024: (WED instead of TUE) "Life Is Beautiful - Al Haya Helwa" by and with Mohamed Jabaly @ Reitschulkino in collab with Cine Liminal

  • ◉ 19.03.2024: "Tantura" by Alon Schwarz

  • ◉ 26.03.2024: "Skies above Hebron" (2020) by Esther Hertog & Paul King

  • ◉ 02.04.2024: "Khiam 2000 - 2007" (2008) by Joana Hadjithomas & Khali Joreige

  • ◉ ...

The collected funds will go to Sanad initiative for Palestine.
IG: @sanad_palestine / More info about Sanad.

  • ◉ Every Tuesday at soso.space

  • ◉ Movie screening, Bar, Food & Music

  • ◉ 18.30 Doors, Bar, Music / 19.30 Movie Screening

  • ◉ All movie screenings with English subtitles

  • ◉ There will be chairs for the screening

  • ◉ Please contact us if you are using a wheelchair

  • ◉ Music curated by Juan Awile aka Phrex

Contact: office@sososo.space