Category: Performing Arts
An interactive theater work based on an artistic research and a writing workshop held with Syrian male and female workers in Istanbul, ending in a theatrical presentation written and performed by the workers themselves. The piece deals with the most important problems of work reality and daily life of Syrian refugees who in the city of Istanbul, belong to a category that is almost absent from all means of artistic expression, despite the intensity of the problems it experiences.
Category: ِAFAC Novel Writing Program
Attayyeb is an Algerian soldier in the French army during the occupation of Algeria. He is taken to Syria to complete his military service. After the independence of Syria in 1946, he decides to stay in Damascus to start a family. His grandson, Farid, lived his early childhood in Saudi Arabia before moving back to Damascus with his family at the beginning of the nineties and discovering a different world at home and in school than the world he knew in Saudi Arabia. The story of the “father” as the connecting link between two generations is lost between the stories of the “grandfather” who left his family in Algeria and that of the “grandson” who is discovering his homeland anew. This novel seeks to underline this approach relying on two parallel narrative levels between the chapters.