Program 2013

The International cultural festival “Red Zone – Free the Arts” 28/2-3/3 2013

Friday 1 March 1th in JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) 16.00

Panel discussion: «Performing in the Red Zone», with participating artists from North Africa, Middle East, Iran, Vietnam and Norway.

Moderator: Professor Nina Witoszek. Kulturkirken Jakob, Friday 01.03 at 16.00pm. Free of charge

 

Saturday 2 March in JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) 19.30

”Parviz”

Norwegian premiere of the Iranian priizewinning film by Majid Barzegar.

– We have not been given permission to show the film in Iran, despite several meetings with the censorship, says producer Saeed Arman. – They will not give a reason, it’s not details or scenes that need to be cut, as we often have to do. It’s probably an indication that the film’s underlying message is critical, says Arman.

Dialogue with the director Majid Barzegar and producer Saeed Armand after the film.

About the film:

Despite his 50 years Parviz still lives off his father and the two men don’t get on very well. Things come to a head when the father tells his son he has decided to remarry. Parviz has no other choice but surrender his place to his step-mother and leave home. Parviz finds it difficult to get used to this new solitary life far from his neighborhood and the people he knows. He thus concocts a novel way of fighting back against the injustice done to him.

– I wanted to make a film about a ‘baddie’ who would stick in your mind, says the director Majid Barzegar. Nowadays I’m not so sure if Parviz is really so bad after all. At the time I wanted to stay neutral and not be judgmental.

– I think his anger comes from disillusionment. Parviz has been let down by his friends and family. The opinion about Parviz is divided. Some people love him, others hate him.

http://www.dreamlabfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/DP-Eng-Fr_Parviz_BD_logo_prod.pdf

Tickets NOK 100, -, sold in the door.

Sunday March 3 in JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) at 18:00

The soundtrack of the Arab Spring

– We will celebrate Music Freedom Day with some of the musicians this day is especially important for, says Erik Hillestad. Four of the most influential bands from the Middle East will meet and give a concert in Jakob Culture Church in conjunction with the International Music Freedom Day. Tania Saleh and his band from Lebanon, Checkpoint 303 from Tunisia and Palestine, Toot Ard from the Golan Heights and Rim Banna from Palestine.

– They all experienced how it can go if you do not maintain the freedom of music and art. They live in combat zones in completely different ways to us, all the time. For them to meet here in our country is an asset to also collaborate across their own borders, having worked together here.

Rim Banna will play together with Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft. Together the bands will create a strong celebration of international Music Freedom Day, and to conclude this year´s Redzone.

“Red Zone Concert Music Freedom Day”

Tania Saleh m band (Lebanon)

Checkpoint 303 (Palestine and Tunisia)

Toot Ard (Golan Heights)

Rim Banna and Bugge Wesseltoft (Palestine and Norway)

Bill NOK 250, –

Tickets at www.billettservice.no

Thursday February 28th in JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) 19.30

”Red Zone Performance”

Installations, performance art, visual art, music and poetry. Artists from different cultural and religous backgrounds, different political context and who have alle experienced how their artistic space is limited will meet and share their art with the audience in including and challenging ways. Basic experiences about power, suppression and borders in different societies and situations and how art find its ways around, down and over the borders. Or is stopped and kept down. Both religous, political and other powers will be questioned. And challenged.

Artists:

Syrian Bear (Syria)

Håvard Rem (Norway)

Walid Al Kubaisi (Norway)

Kate Pendry (Norway)

Mahsa Vahdat (Iran)

Mohamed Abla (Egypt)

Morten Viskum (Norway)

Luong Tran (Vietnam)

Hege Haagenrud (Norway)

Tickets NOK 250, –

 

Thursday February 28 – Friday, March 8 in Jakobs brønn, JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) at 10.00 to 15.00

”Images in the Times of Rebellion”

Exhibition by visual artist Mohamed Abla (Egypt)

Free admission

 

Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday, March 3 at the Dance House at 19:00

”Open for Everything”

Dance performance of dorky Park / Constanza Marcas

Tickets NOK 200, –

(see also www.dansenshus.com)

 

Saturday 2 March in JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) 19.30

”Parviz”

Norwegian premiere of an Iranian film by Majid Barzegar

Dialogue with the director Majid Barzegar and producer Saeed Armand after the film.

About the film:

Despite his 50 years Parviz still lives off his father and the two men don’t get on very well. Things come to a head when the father tells his son he has decided to remarry. Parviz has no other choice but surrender his place to his step-mother and leave home. Parviz finds it difficult to get used to this new solitary life far from his neighborhood and the people he knows. He thus concocts a novel way of fighting back against the injustice done to him.

– I wanted to make a film about a ‘baddie’ who would stick in your mind, says the director Majid Barzegar. Nowadays I’m not so sure if Parviz is really so bad after all. At the time I wanted to stay neutral and not be judgmental.

– I think his anger comes from disillusionment. Parviz has been let down by his friends and family. The opinion about Parviz is divided. Some people love him, others hate him.

http://www.dreamlabfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/DP-Eng-Fr_Parviz_BD_logo_prod.pdf

Tickets NOK 100, –

 

Sunday March 3 in JAKOB Church of Culture (Kulturkirken Jakob) at 18:00

The soundtrack of the Arab Spring

– We will celebrate Music Freedom Day with some of the musicians this day is especially important for, says Erik Hillestad. Four of the most influential bands from the Middle East will meet and give a concert in Jakob Culture Church in conjunction with the International Music Freedom Day. Tania Saleh and his band from Lebanon, Checkpoint 303 from Tunisia and Palestine, Toot Ard from the Golan Heights and Rim Banna from Palestine.

– They all experienced how it can go if you do not maintain the freedom of music and art. They live in combat zones in completely different ways to us, all the time. For them to meet here in our country is an asset to also collaborate across their own borders, having worked together here.

Rim Banna will play together with Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft. Together the bands will create a strong celebration of international Music Freedom Day, and to conclude this year´s Redzone.

“Red Zone Concert Music Freedom Day”

Tania Saleh m band (Lebanon)

Checkpoint 303 (Palestine and Tunisia)

Toot Ard (Golan Heights)

Rim Banna and Bugge Wesseltoft (Palestine and Norway)

Bill NOK 250, –

Tickets at www.billettservice.no
Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stiftelsen Fritt Ord/Freedom of Expression and Norsk Kulturråd/the Norwegian Council for cultural affairs