A proclamation, a discussion and a concert.
After Martin Jankowski’s introduction, Hila Amit and Mati Shemoelof open the festival with a solemn proclamation of a Middle Eastern Union: a cultural vision of the future that would replace past and failed utopias in the region. But can such a union be taken seriously? And what use is this idea in artistic practice? This will be discussed by the guests of the opening panel:
This discussion will be followed by a concert by Sistanagila – an Iranian-Israeli music group from Berlin that virtuously combines melodies and rhythms of the region in their performance.
Photos: © Graham Hains