Thu 20 June 2019 | 4:00 pm - 11:59 pm
1:1 - HaSharon 4, Tel Aviv,

ARDC – African Refugee Development Center, 1:1 Center for Art and Politics and Marcel Art Projects are excited to invite you to Refugee Day Festival

Thursday June 20 2019, 16:00 – Late Night
Ha’Sharon 4, Neve Shaanan, Tel-Aviv

The events will take place at the house of 1:1 Center for Art and Politics + ARDC + Marcel NGO


17:00 – 16:00
A meeting, reading and conversation with the writer and author Adam Ahmed
Moderated by Ali Osman (Head of the ARDC board)
A conversation with the teacher and the author, the Darfurian asylum-seeker living in Israel, who will read from his book ‘The Nightmare of the Exile’ where Ahmed portrays the childhood, his escape route after the war and genocide started and the exile that was forced on him in Egypt and in Israel. The book is full of information about life in Darfur, and includes experiences of Sudanese refugees who have experienced in their escape process tortures in Sinai and imprisonment in Holot camp.
“I portray myself as a bird who is deported from each place in which it seeks to rest, that is forced to fly until its powers fade out” – Adam Ahmed (“Ha’aretz, 2017).
Location: Hasharon 4, ground floor
*Participation is free of charge and without registration, the conversation will be held in English

18:00 – 17:00
Video Art for Kids – Projection of Short Films, Creation and Activity for the Whole Family
Moderated by Shahar Maron – Train Theater
First exposure to a new digital theater project for kids by the Train Theater in cooperation with Goethe Institut: Short video clips that invite playing and enjoying with everyday materials. Creating a puppet theater with daily and available objects!
An inspirational activity for kids and for the whole family. Parents, grandparents, children, kindergartners, children instructors, nannies and babysitters – you are all invited!
Location: Hasharon 4, ground floor
*Participation is open, the activity will be held in Hebrew

20:00 – 18:00
Home: Mural in Neve Sha’anan – A collaborative community art project
In collaboration with Neve Sha’anan Art Forum curated by 1:1 Center for Art and Politics
Instructed by Katherine Nelson (ARDC)
What does a home mean for you? Is a house a permanent place for you? Can there be more than one house to a man? An art project based on collection of stories and experiences by the African Asylum-Seekers living in Neve Sha’anan neighbourhood ends with a peak event: creating a public wall painting in the neighbourhood – with your participance!
Location: Location will be given on Hasharon 4.
*Participation is free of charge and without registration, the activity will be held in English and Hebrew

21:30 – 20:30
‘The Crazy Refugee’ – A new production by the Israeli – African Stage
World premiere!
A new original play by the actor and playwright, the Darfurian asylum-seeker, Yasser Abdallah
Director and Translation from Arabic: Yaffa Schuster
The Crazy Refugee is a comic play, that looks at the torments, exploitation, poverty and all the difficulties of everyday life with a laughing, loving and even forgiving eye. The hierarchical relations expected between exploiter and exploited are given a dramatic twist in the show. The play is accompanied by live music.
Play by Yasser Abdallah; Translation and direction: Yaffa Schuster; Live music: Raduan Ottman; Stage Design: Hudi Ben-Ami; Lightning: Dani Zarzevski; Actors: Elad Konfino, Nur Elad Mohamad, Nativa Kaftori/Almawaraq Ayala, Yasser Abdallah, Yaffa Schuster
Location: Hasharon 4, basement floor
*40 NIS per ticket. The show is in Hebrew

23:00 – 22:00
‘And Breathe Normally’ – A projection of the successful debut film of the Icelandic filmmaker Ísold Uggadóttir, winner of Sundance Film Festival
The Movie, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at the 2018 Sundance Film, portrays the story of a fateful encounter of Adja, a refugee from Guinea-Bissau, with Lara, a hard-working single mom in Iceland.
Introduction to the film: Guli Dolev-Hashiloni (ARDC, Off Screen Magazine)
Location: Hasharon 4, ground floor
*20 NIS per ticket. The film has Hebrew and English subtitles.

All along the Evening
!!! Tasty drinks, traditional food and snacks in the Eritrean club-cafe Akele Guzai, Hasharon 4
!!! Sale of items from the Tel-Aviv Collection – clothes from African fabrics by 1:1

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