SCREENINGS AT THE SHOE FACTORY
The Ramallah Concert: Knowledge is the Beginning
Sunday 7 March 2010
The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia 8.30pm
(Limited Seating, Pre-booking essential)
Throughout the year the Pharos Arts Foundation presents screenings of an
eclectic range of films to showcase various ways of art expression and
history. Screenings at the Shoe Factory promise some engaging and exciting
evenings of music and art documentaries, rare sound and vision footage, as
well as historical performances.
Director: Paul Smaczny
Duration: 93' documentary & Elgar's Nimrod from Enigma Variations
On August 21, 2005 during the week of the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza
Strip, a historic concert took place given by The West-Eastern Divan
Orchestra. This Orchestra was the product of a remarkable friendship between
the renowned Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and the late
Palestinian-born writer Edward Said. It is a unique musical collaboration
dedicated to further the cause of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East.
Barenboim makes it clear that music cannot bring about peace but can bring
about a greater understanding between young people of different cultures.
The orchestra is a creation of Barenboim and aims for closer
Israeli/Palestinian co-operation. It contains the finest young musicians
between the ages of 14 and 25 from both sides of the divide and includes
Israelis, Palestinians, Libyans, Syrians and some young people from Spain.
Their hope is that music can heal and help to bring understanding and
tolerance of different beliefs and cultures.
Entrance: EUR5 / Free for Friends & Supporters of the Foundation
The Pharos Arts Foundation (22 663 871)