IETM Satel­lite Meet­ing for Free­dom of Ex­pres­sion

un­der the high pa­tron­age and in the pres­ence of Min­is­ter of Cul­ture M. Ray­mond Araiji

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - - FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION -

To­day, po­lit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal re­al­i­ties weigh heav­ily on the cul­tural sec­tor all over the world, and as Le­banon and the re­gion wit­ness an ap­palling re­gres­sion of cul­tural and artis­tic free­doms, we re­sort to our strong­est rem­edy – sol­i­dar­ity. In part­ner­ship with lo­cal and re­gional or­gan­i­sa­tions, IETM (In­ter­na­tional Net­work for Con­tem­po­rary Per­form­ing Arts) is mo­bil­is­ing more than 150 cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als to gather in Beirut be­tween the 6th and 9th of Oc­to­ber 2016 in sup­port of free­dom of ex­pres­sion. The pro­gramme is backed by an In­ter­na­tional Cam­paign for Free­dom of Ex­pres­sion, bring­ing to­gether ac­tors of the me­dia, art and cul­tural sec­tors, with the aim of en­dors­ing on­go­ing re­forms of the cen­sor­ship laws in Le­banon and sim­i­lar ini­tia­tives in the re­gion.

PRO­GRAMME Thurs­day 6 Oc­to­ber 2016

Reg­is­tra­tion 09:00 – 10:00 | STA­TION Open­ing ses­sion: Per­spec­tives on free­dom of ex­pres­sion 10:00 – 12:00 | STA­TION Free­dom of ex­pres­sion in the arts needs cer­tain con­di­tions to thrive: the will­ing­ness to em­brace con­tro­versy and di­ver­sity of opin­ion, to main­tain open de­bate and di­a­logue, to take risks and ex­per­i­ment. The chang­ing so­cial and po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion hardly pro­vides these con­di­tions and most of us have come across, at least once, a real dif­fi­culty re­lat­ing to artis­tic free­dom within our com­mu­ni­ties. Speak­ers from dif­fer­ent back­grounds will each share their own ex­pe­ri­ence with free­dom of ex­pres­sion and at­tempt to an­swer some of these ques­tions: How do we ar­tic­u­late free­dom of ex­pres­sion with­out self-cen­sor­ing? How do we pro­mote the artist’s lib­erty with­out ma­nip­u­lat­ing the pub­lic? How do we de­fend with­out in­cit­ing hate and dis­crim­i­na­tion? Speak­ers: Aadel Es­saadani, Racines / Ar­te­rial Net­work, Mo­rocco Basma El Hus­seiny, Ac­tion for Hope, Egypt Ca­role Ab­boud, Ac­tress & pro­ducer, C.CAM Pro­duc­tion, Le­banon Has­san Daoud, Writer and journalist, Le­banon Jalila Bac­car, Ac­tress & play­wright, Fa­milia Pro­duc­tions, Tu­nisia Lina Khoury, The­atre di­rec­tor, Le­banon Thomas En­gel, ITI Ger­many, Ger­many Moder­a­tor: Has­san Ab­bas, Aca­demic and re­searcher, Syria (Un)banned 12:15 - 13:00 | STA­TION Le­banese play­wright and di­rec­tor Lu­cien Bou Rjeili has had a long fight against cen­sor­ship: two banned plays, pass­port con­fis­ca­tion and in­tim­i­da­tion. Lis­ten to his story and to (banned) ex­cerpts from his play "will it pass or not?" Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:00 | STA­TION Cul­tural pol­icy and in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion in the Arab world 14:00 – 15:30 | STA­TION [Ses­sion or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with Al Mawred - Cul­ture Re­source] What do in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions need to know if they in­tend to work with the Arab re­gion? What is the cur­rent state of cul­tural poli­cies and cul­tural rights in the Arab re­gion? What are the pri­or­i­ties to­day with re­gard to in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion? This ses­sion will fea­ture ex­am­ples of best prac­tices / suc­cess­ful projects and give the floor to Arab part­ners to share their feed­back on pre­vi­ous or cur­rent in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion. Speak­ers: Ab­dul­lah Alka­fri, Et­ti­ja­hat. In­de­pen­dent Cul­ture, Syria Am­mar Kessab, African Devel­op­ment Bank, Al­ge­ria Mah­moud Oth­man, Lawyer, As­so­ci­a­tion for Free­dom of Thought and Ex­pres­sion, Egypt Mo­hamed Al-Daradji, Iraqi In­de­pen­dent Film Cen­tre, Iraq Mo­hamed El Amine Moumine, Mo­lay Rachid Cul­tural Cen­tre Has­san II Ma­hama­dia Univer­sity, Mo­rocco Na­dia Von Maltzhan, Ori­ent In­sti­tute Beirut, Le­banon Moder­a­tor: Rana Yazaji, Al Mawred - Cul­ture Re­source, Le­banon Meet the artists I 15:40 – 16:40 | Sta­tion Artists will take the stage for 8 min­utes each to present their work and cur­rent projects. This space will al­low you to get an overview of what is go­ing on ar­tis­ti­cally and opens doors for col­lab­o­ra­tion. Artists: Ali Chahrour, Clara Sfeir, Omar Al Jbaai, Oumi En­sem­ble, Rima Maroun, Yara Bou Nas­sar Re­claim­ing the pub­lic space 16:50 – 18:20 | Sta­tion Arab the­atre has a long tra­di­tion of per­form­ing in pub­lic spa­ces, cre­at­ing co­he­sion and rais­ing the idea of cit­i­zen­ship. As a con­se­quence, the South-Med pub­lic spa­ces have of­ten been over­taken by the of­fi­cial power. The re­cent so­cio-po­lit­i­cal trans­for­ma­tions have shown, on one hand, that it's pos­si­ble to re­claim the cit­i­zen's pub­lic space, and re­vealed on the other, emerg­ing chal­lenges. Speak­ers: Abir Sak­souk, Ar­chi­tect and ur­ban­ist - Dic­ta­phone Group, Le­banon Maya el Helou, Fem­i­nist re­searcher, Le­banon Mo­hab Saber, El­mad­ina for Per­form­ing and Dig­i­tal Arts, Egypt Mona El Hal­lak, Ar­chi­tect and ac­tivist, Le­banon Rachel Feucht­wang, Feucht­wang Projects, Nether­lands Taoufiq Izze­diou, Com­pag­nie Ana­nia, Mo­rocco Moder­a­tor: Pierre Abi Saab, Journalist and Art Critic, Le­banon Open­ing of the artis­tic pro­gramme 20:00 – 20:30 | Al Mad­ina The­atre Le­banese Min­is­ter of Cul­ture M. Ray­mond Arayji speaks about the abo­li­tion of prior cen­sor­ship on the­atre. Vi­o­lence(s) - The­atre per­for­mance by Jalila Bac­car and Fad­hel Jaïbi 20:30 – 22:20 | Al Mad­ina The­atre A ter­ri­ble ob­ser­va­tion: the Tu­nisian revo­lu­tion, in­stead of bring­ing hope, gave rise to un­prece­dented fears, anx­i­eties, de­pres­sion, acts of de­spair, daily vi­o­lence lead­ing to atro­cious crimes... Be­yond the cul­tural, so­cial, eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and psy­chi­atric ex­pla­na­tions, isn't there a great mys­tery, an un­fath­omable black hole re­lated to "act­ing out"? Where does act­ing out come from? From which dark depths of the an­cient myths and ar­chaic be­hav­iours does it reach us? Within what mys­ter­ies does it lurk? How to show it, how to tell it - off the beaten track and the mine­fields of ready-made judg­ments and pre­con­cep­tions? It's a jour­ney into the hu­man soul. Af­ter Homer, Aeschy­lus, Sopho­cles, Euripi­des, Shake­speare, Dante, Buch­ner, Brecht, Genet, Bond, Pa­solini and many oth­ers ... what's "new", un­real, sur­real, tragi­comic in our ter­ri­ble daily life?

Night meet­ing point 22:30 – 01:00 | STA­TION

Fri­day 7 Oc­to­ber 2016

De­colonis­ing the arts 10:00 – 11:30 | STA­TION It is no sur­prise that the dis­cus­sion about the colo­nial­ism of yes­ter­day and the neo-colo­nial­ism of to­day strongly comes to sur­face when dis­cussing the arts in the Arab re­gion. Whether artists and pro­fes­sion­als strug­gle against or play along, colo­nial­ism and post­colo­nial­ism un­doubt­edly in­flu­ence artis­tic pro­duc­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion. The im­ported or the indige­nous? The for­eign or the lo­cal lan­guage? The ex­otic or the au­then­tic? Which im­bal­ances of power are not to be dis­re­garded when col­lab­o­rat­ing? Can dif­fer­ences be­come meet­ing grounds in­stead of bar­ri­ers and con­trib­ute to build­ing a com­mon dis­course? Speak­ers: Ab­dul­lah Alka­fri, Et­ti­ja­hat. In­de­pen­dent Cul­ture, Syria Fad­hel Jaïbi, Artis­tic di­rec­tor of Tu­nisian Na­tional The­atre, Tu­nisia Laila Soli­man, The­atre di­rec­tor, Egypt Maya Zbib, Zoukak The­atre Com­pany, Le­banon Nasri Sayegh, Writer and journalist, Le­banon Res Bosshart, Zurich Univer­sity of the Arts, Switzer­land Tony Chakar, Artist, Le­banon Moder­a­tor: Ju­mana Al-Yasiri, MENA Man­ager - Sun­dance In­sti­tute The­atre Pro­gram, USA/France Ev­ery­thing you ever wanted to know about the Mid­dle East and were not too em­bar­rassed to ask 11:45 – 12:15 | STA­TION This is your chance to get an­swers to all the ques­tions you feel like ask­ing Mid­dle-Easterns when you first meet them. The an­swers are de­liv­ered by two bril­liant co­me­di­ans, mix­ing facts with satire. With Fouad Yam­mine & Ab­del­ra­hem Al Awgi, Le­banon Meet the artists II 12:15 – 13:15 | STA­TION Le­banon-based artists will take the stage for 8 min­utes each to present their work and cur­rent projects. This space will al­low you to get an overview of what is go­ing on ar­tis­ti­cally and open doors for col­lab­o­ra­tion. Artists: Alia Ham­dan, Chrys­tele Khoder, Elie Youssef, Min­wal The­atre Com­pany, Mariam Ham­moud, Valery Warnotte, Youmna Saba

Lunch Break 13:15 – 14:15 | STA­TION Con­flicts, ethics and aes­thet­ics 14:15 – 15:45 | STA­TION Ap­pre­hend­ing the ways con­flicts are rep­re­sented in the artis­tic process and the un­der­ly­ing eth­i­cal ques­tions is a com­plex mat­ter not only for artists and pro­fes­sion­als but also for the au­di­ence. What sets the line be­tween pure artis­tic rep­re­sen­ta­tion on an aes­thetic ba­sis and the eth­i­cal reper­cus­sions and con­no­ta­tions of an art­work in con­flict zones? What as­pect should pre­vail? Is art a crit­i­cal, trans­for­ma­tive so­cial prac­tice? Or is it a cre­ative and self-re­flec­tive form of ex­pres­sion? What role should cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als play in the course of sup­port­ing cre­ativ­ity as a fun­da­ment of the arts? Speak­ers: Alma Salem, In­de­pen­dent cu­ra­tor and cul­tural ad­vi­sor, Syria/Canada Ju­dith Knight, Art­sAd­min, United King­dom Maan Abu Taleb, Writer, MA3AZEF, UK / Jor­dan Mo­hamed Al-Daradji, Iraqi In­de­pen­dent Film Cen­tre, Iraq Roger Assaf, The­atre maker and re­searcher, Le­banon Ta­nia El Khoury, Artist, Le­banon Moder­a­tor: Daniel Gor­man, Shub­bak Fes­ti­val, UK Fund­ing: friend or foe of artis­tic free­dom? 16:00 – 17:30 | STA­TION The devel­op­ment of the cul­tural sec­tor is mainly de­pen­dent on fund­ing pro­grammes. And while donors and grants mak­ers try their best to re­spond to the cre­ative de­mands, many artists strug­gle to find the bal­ance be­tween their vi­sions and the fun­ders' el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria. Can we con­sider fund­ing bod­ies as key play­ers in terms of de­sign­ing the artis­tic land­scape of our so­ci­eties? And what hap­pens when the artist chooses not to re­spond to spe­cific guide­lines? Speak­ers: Am­mar Kessab, African Devel­op­ment Bank, Al­ge­ria Jasper Wal­grave, Pro Hel­ve­tia, Switzer­land Pas­cal Brunet, Re­lais Cul­ture Europe, France Rana Yazaji, Al Mawred - Cul­ture Re­source, Le­banon Stephen Sten­ning, Bri­tish Coun­cil, United King­dom Moder­a­tor: Mary Ann De Vlieg, In­de­pen­dent strate­gist, fa­cil­i­ta­tor and trainer, Italy JOG­GING - The­atre in progress by Hanane Hajj Ali 20:30 – 21:45 | Saleh Barakat Gallery [avant-pre­miere] Hanane, a fifty-some­thing year old Le­banese ac­tress and cit­i­zen, ex­er­cises daily to avoid os­teo­poro­sis, obe­sity and de­pres­sion. She takes walks in her se­cluded, per­sonal space, and in the open space of Beirut. Along the way she re­vis­its dreams, de­sires, hopes, dis­il­lu­sions, char­ac­ters, and roles – mostly sev­eral Medeas with whom she shares some com­mon­al­i­ties. The ef­fects of this daily rou­tine are con­tra­dic­tory. As a mat­ter of fact, two hor­mones are stim­u­lated in her body, Dopamine and Adrenalin that are al­ter­na­tively de­struc­tive and con­struc­tive, amidst a city that de­stroys to build and builds to de­stroy. Alone on a bare stage, Hanane – wo­man, wife and mother – lifts the veil on her iden­tity, be­com­ing an “un­veiled” per­former on stage, where per­sonas pro­gres­sively pa­rade to fit to­gether like Rus­sian dolls. Jog­ging - The­atre in progress pre­mieres on 20 Oc­to­ber and shows un­til 29 Oc­to­ber 2016 in STA­TION. Reser­va­tions nec­es­sary: jog­ging­book­

Night meet­ing point 22:30 – 01:00 | STA­TION

Satur­day 8 Oc­to­ber 2016

Let's talk about net­works 10:00 – 11:30 | STA­TION Net­work­ing is es­sen­tially about build­ing new and sus­tain­able re­la­tion­ships with peo­ple. But how ex­actly do cul­tural net­works en­able pro­fes­sional ex­change? How are for­mal net­works struc­tured and do they lack flex­i­bil­ity com­pared to in­for­mal net­works? What tools should one have to make the best out of net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties? As we put our words into ac­tion, this in­evitable dis­cus­sion sheds light on the ex­ist­ing for­mal and in­for­mal net­works and the role that they play in the devel­op­ment of artis­tic prac­tices lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. Speak­ers: Fatin Farhat, Pales­tine Ob­ser­va­tory of Cul­ture, Pales­tine Has­san El Geretly, Al War­sha Troupe, Egypt Joris Janssens, Flan­ders Arts In­sti­tute, Bel­gium Sa­har Assaf, Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Beirut, Le­banon Sofi­ane Ouissi, L'Art Rue, Tu­nisia Stéphane Se­greto-Aguilar, Hors les murs/Cir­costrada, France Moder­a­tor: Khadija El Ban­naoui, Arts Move Africa, Bel­gium/Mo­rocco Artis­tic mo­bil­ity in the Arab re­gion: can net­works break the dead­lock? 11:45 – 13:15 | STA­TION While ev­ery­one is cur­rently fo­cus­ing on how to en­ter the Fortress Europe, mo­bil­ity within the Arab re­gion is silently be­com­ing one of the main chal­lenges for Arab pro­fes­sion­als, es­pe­cially those com­ing from re­cent con­flict zones. How can we re­spond to the challenge of artis­tic mo­bil­ity in time of dis­place­ment? Is this challenge pre­vent­ing the devel­op­ment of re­gional net­works? Or can net­works con­trib­ute to over­com­ing this en­forced iso­la­tion? What type of al­liances are needed to cross these bor­ders? And how do these travel re­stric­tions in­flu­ence artis­tic pro­duc­tion for Arab artists? Speak­ers: Eyad Hous­sami, The­atre Maker and Di­rec­tor of Mas­rah En­sem­ble, Syria/Le­banon/France/US Ju­mana Al-Yasiri, MENA Man­ager - Sun­dance In­sti­tute The­atre Pro­gram, USA/France Mary Ann De Vlieg, In­de­pen­dent strate­gist, fa­cil­i­ta­tor and trainer, Italy Mustafa Said, Mu­si­cian, Di­rec­tor of AMAR (Arab Mu­sic Ar­chiv­ing and Re­search Foun­da­tion), Egypt Ned­jma Hadj Benchelabi, Per­form­ing Arts Cu­ra­tor and Cul­tural Op­er­a­tor, Bel­gium/Al­ge­ria Moder­a­tor: Alma Salem, In­de­pen­dent cu­ra­tor and cul­tural ad­vi­sor, Syria/Canada

Lunch Break 13:15 – 14:15 | STA­TION Cre­ate Syria: now & here 14:15 – 15:20 | STA­TION [Ses­sion or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with Et­ti­ja­hat. In­de­pen­dent Cul­ture] How can we cre­ate a high-qual­ity the­atre project that re­sponds to chal­lenges of pro­fes­sion­al­ism, so­cial rel­e­vance and au­di­ence con­nec­tion while pre­serv­ing the artis­tic essence: aes­thetic choices and free­dom of ex­pres­sion? Ques­tions ex­plored by the Cre­ate Syria project with the aim of re­in­forc­ing re­silience and sup­port­ing long-term artis­tic ini­tia­tives. This ses­sion will show­case dif­fer­ent the­atri­cal and artis­tic ap­proaches by three artists whose projects were im­ple­mented in Le­banon, in the frame­work of Cre­ate Syria in its 2015 - 2016 pi­lot edi­tion launched by Et­ti­ja­hat. In­de­pen­dent Cul­ture, in part­ner­ship with the Bri­tish Coun­cil and In­ter­na­tional Alert. Speak­ers: Eyad Hous­sami, Raghad Makhlouf, Ous­sama Hal­lal Jo­har... up in the air [Mak­ing of] film screen­ing by Zeina Dac­cache 15:30 – 16:00 | STA­TION Jo­har...Up in the air sheds the light on in­mates suf­fer­ing from men­tal ill­nesses and in­mates sen­tenced to life in prison. De­spite the dif­fer­ent rea­sons for their incarcerat­ion, the two face a com­mon fate: life im­pris­on­ment. Hav­ing as start­ing point their per­sonal sto­ries, the film brings nar­ra­tives of the for­got­ten to the screen through mono­logues and short scenes. Jo­har... Up in the air is one of 4 com­po­nents of a big­ger project by Cathar­sis funded by the EU and en­ti­tled “the un­told story of for­got­ten be­hind bars”. Build­ing al­liances through the arts 16:00 – 17:30 | STA­TION Arab in­de­pen­dent artists have of­ten felt un­recog­nised - if not iso­lated - in their own so­ci­eties, iso­la­tion caused by a rather hos­tile eco­nomic and so­cio-po­lit­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment. But with the re­cent trans­for­ma­tions in the Arab re­gion, things started to change: artists be­came ma­jor play­ers in cre­at­ing new dis­courses to em­power their cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties. A new aware­ness has emerged lead­ing to a bet­ter di­a­logue with the so­ci­eties they come from. What are the tools we dis­pose of as artists to sus­tain this civic di­a­logue? How can we cre­ate stronger al­liances with other sec­tors while pre­serv­ing our in­de­pen­dence and the free­dom of our imag­i­nar­ies? Speak­ers: Ahmed Her­massi, Prod'IT, Tu­nisia Aure­lien Zouki, Col­lec­tif Kahraba, Le­banon Burcu Yil­maz, A Cor­ner in the World Fes­ti­val, Turkey Mah­moud Oth­man, As­so­ci­a­tion for Free­dom of thought & Ex­pres­sion, Egypt Nayla Geagea, Lawyer and Ac­tivist, Le­banon Zeina Dac­cache, Cathar­sis, Le­banese cen­ter for Drama ther­apy, Le­banon Moder­a­tor: Todd Lanier Lester, ArtistSafe­ /Art­sEvery­where, US/Brazil Land­scapes of our tears - The­atre per­for­mance by Col­lec­tif Kahraba 20:30 – 21:30 | Sun­flower Space [Tick­ets avail­able at the door, for reser­va­tions: 01381290] Job, the mythic char­ac­ter from the bib­li­cal “Book of Job”, fre­quently comes to mind when liv­ing in the Mid­dle East. He who, upon his bed of ashes, curses the day he was born. He who has lost ev­ery­thing, yet dis­avows noth­ing. “Land­scapes of our tears” dis­plays the in­ner geography of Job, the jagged con­tours of his soul. The au­thor, Matéi Vis­niec, de­picts a bro­ken man who, be­yond his suf­fer­ing, still be­lieves that the hu­man be­ing is a mir­a­cle on earth. Body in mo­tion and masked body, pup­pets, pro­jected images, ma­nip­u­la­tion of ob­jects are the on-set tools used to write the vis­ual po­etry of this work. Roger Assaf gives his voice and in­ter­pre­ta­tion to the Job of Vis­niec. Do­minique Pi­farely, vi­o­lin­ist renowned in the im­pro­vi­sa­tional Jazz scene, com­poses and in­ter­prets the mu­sic of this vis­ual poem.

Night meet­ing point 22:30 – 01:00 | STA­TION

Sun­day 9 Oc­to­ber 2016

The Car­a­van - Street per­for­mance by Clown Me In 11:00 – 11:30 | Cor­niche Ain elMreis­seh, fac­ing Ab­del Nasser Statue The Car­a­van is a 30-minute par­tic­i­pa­tory street per­for­mance. It is based on eight recorded sto­ries of Syr­ian refugees liv­ing in Le­banon. The sto­ries are about love, dis­crim­i­na­tion, life and death that hap­pened within the last few years in Syria and Le­banon. They are told by men, women and chil­dren. Although they cap­ture de­tails of peo­ple’s sur­vival dur­ing tough times, the sto­ries also re­flect on the hu­mane and hu­mor­ous as­pects of life. Guided visit to Dar el Nimer - A Sea of Sto­ries ex­hi­bi­tion 11:30 – 12:00 Where should the ships sail af­ter the last shore? Sea of Sto­ries ex­plores the dis­place­ments and imag­ined re­turns of the Pales­tinian com­mu­nity in Le­banon through­out the Mediter­ranean Sea. The ex­hi­bi­tion seeks to ex­plore those jour­neys and trace these routes, open­ing a space for con­ver­sa­tion on what re­turn means for to­day’s Pales­tinian com­mu­nity in Le­banon. It sets sail from the ports of Tripoli, Beirut, Si­don and Tyre to re­trace the jour­neys of peo­ple, ideas, nar­ra­tives, and ob­jects across the Mediter­ranean. It tries to draw at­ten­tion to the labour in­vested in imag­in­ing ge­ogra­phies and sce­nar­ios of re­turn, and tries to pro­voke a con­ver­sa­tion about what such a sce­nario would look like. Steps, Rhythm and a Camp- Lit­tle Lantern Dance and The­atre Work­shop/ Ajial 12:00 – 12:30 | Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Cul­ture The per­for­mance is an in­ter­ro­ga­tion into the Pales­tinian ex­pe­ri­ence of refuge in Le­banon, in search of a Pales­tinian and Arab hori­zon. The dancers are seek­ing their des­tinies, reach­ing out to their peo­ple’s strug­gle, and to the strug­gles of the wretched of the earth. It plays on the du­al­ity of the dancers and their shadow, prompt­ing view­ers to ques­tion the space be­tween the sign and those sig­ni­fied. The per­for­mance is a story of hope that comes to life through mu­sic, song, rhyth­mic move­ment, and the­atri­cal per­for­mance. Clos­ing speeches and farewell Lunch 12:30 – 13:30 | Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Cul­ture It’s so hard to say good­bye, so the best we can do, is to do it beau­ti­fully. Let’s remember some of the most re­mark­able mo­ments of the past few days that will lay the ground for fu­ture meet­ings to­gether!

Mon­day 10 Oc­to­ber 2016

Moun­tain trip 10:00 – 18:00 [Upon prior reg­is­tra­tion only] You haven’t seen Le­banon if you haven't dis­cov­ered the charm and spirit of Le­banese breath­tak­ing moun­tain views. This trip will take you to an off­beat path and show some of the in­cred­i­ble lo­cal scener­ies.


STA­TION, Jisr el Wati, Beirut +9617168421­8 Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Cul­ture, Rue Amer­ica, Cle­menceau, Beirut +9611367013 Al Mad­ina The­atre, Hamra, Beirut - +9611753011 Sun­flower Space, Tayy­oune Round­about, Beirut - +9611381290 Saleh Barakat Galery, Cle­menceau, Jus­tinian Street, Beirut +9611345313


Beirut team Project man­age­ment – Ge­o­liane Arab Or­gan­i­sa­tion & cu­ra­tion – Hanane Hajj Ali & Ge­o­liane Arab Pro­gramme con­sul­tant – Ju­mana al Yasiri Press & Com­mu­ni­ca­tion – Mona Merhi Printed pro­gram con­cept / In­ter­ven­tion – Raafat Ma­j­zoub Pro­gramme trans­la­tion to Ara­bic Hanane Kassab Has­san Pro­duc­tion man­age­ment - Michele Paulike­vitch Tech­ni­cal di­rec­tion - Ahmed Hafez Pro­duc­tion team - Tina Maria Khoury, Mariam Ham­moud, Lynn Itani, Mar­i­anne Merhi


Sec­re­tariat Nan van Houte - Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Laeti­tia van de Walle - Ad­min­is­tra­tive and Mem­ber­ship Co­or­di­na­tor Elena Po­livt­seva - Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Vic­tor Mayot - Project Man­ager Meet­ings Elena Di Fed­erico - Project Man­ager Re­search and Pub­li­ca­tions Fer­nando Bit­ten­court Her­san Com­mu­ni­ca­tions As­sis­tant Fran­cisca Salgueiro - Ad­min­is­tra­tive As­sis­tant

Board of Di­rec­tors

Anne-Cé­cile Sibué-Birke­land, Norway Cathie Boyd, United King­dom De­nis Van Laeken, Bel­gium Ge­o­liane Arab, Den­mark/Bel­gium/Le­banon Natasa Zavolovsek, Slove­nia Toni Gon­za­lez, Spain Wil­lie White, Ire­land - IETM Pres­i­dent

Ad­vi­sory board

Alexan­der We­in­stein, Rus­sia Barbara Po ek, Slove­nia James Tyson, UK Kelly Di­apouli, Greece Lian Bell, Ire­land Linda DiPi­etro, Italy Ni­co­las Ber­trand, France Pippa Bai­ley, Aus­tralia Vahid Evaz­zadeh, Den­mark Ves­selin Di­mov, Bul­garia


Sun­dance In­sti­tute, STA­TION, Tu­nisian Na­tional The­atre, Moussem, Al-Mawred, Ham­mana Artist House, Dar el Nimer for Arts & Cul­ture, Al-Mad­ina The­atre, Col­lec­tif Kahraba, SHAMS As­so­ci­a­tion, Et­ti­ja­hat. In­de­pen­dent Cul­ture, Cre­ate Syria, Beirut & Be­yond In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Saleh Barakat Gallery.

Me­dia part­ners

Al-Akhbar, As­safir, l'Ori­ent le Jour, The Daily Star,


Golden Tulip Ho­tel de Ville - Sodeco, Citea, Waste, Lunch­box, Tech­no­tel Dfouni, Qan­noubine League for mis­sion and her­itage.

IETM is sup­ported by the cre­ative Europe pro­gramme of the Euro­pean Union and Flan­ders State of the Art.

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