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See a free film under the stars at The Yard in Alserkal Avenue

See a free film under the stars at The Yard in Alserkal Avenue


A love letter to Gaza…

Art fans, if you didn’t know, Alserkal Art Week is back running until Sunday, November 26. It is packed with all things art and culture, and this time, the theme is dedicated to Gaza in light of current events.

One of the events you don’t want to miss, is the free movie screenings, courtesy of Cinema Akil. Don’t make a beeline to the theatre though, head to The Yard where you can watch the films under the stars.

The best news? The screenings are free.

The independent cinema platform has teamed up with @reelpalestine to screen movies on alternative days of the Alserkal Art Week.

The next screening is Gaza Mon Amour by @tarzan.nasser and @arab_nasser88 on Wednesday, November 22, and the film program ends on Saturday, November 25 with a screening of Foragers by @jumanamanna.

It may be a little chilly, so don’t forget to bring your wraps or sweaters to keep warm.

Elsewhere at Alserkal Avenue

On This Land

Photo credit: Seeing-Things 

Over Alserkal Art Week, the entire avenue’s space is dedicated to Palestine under the theme ‘Fierce Grace’. The avenue will showcase much-loved collective features exhibits and discussions that will take the audience through the Palestinian past, the present and a communal picturisation of a possible future.

For art fans, head on over the the flagship exhibition, titled ‘On This Land’ –  a collaboration between The Palestinian Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation, and Alserkal Arts Foundation. The exhibition will run for the duration of the week from 10am to 12am, daily, at Concrete. Tours will take place at 3.30pm, daily.

Guests will also be able to witness works from the digital archive of The Palestinian Museum and the Barjeel Art Foundation’s collection. Shedding light on Gaza, the exhibit hopes to evoke an educated response from the audience, inspire questions, exchange stories and bring the community together.

For more details on Alserkal Art Week head here.

Alserkal Art Week, movie screenings at Alserkal Avenue The Yard, movies on Nov 22 and 25, @alserkalavenue 

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