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Mark For Redaction Film and Workshop
November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5Free
This Series is a part of the Major Exhibition Mark for Redaction, envisioned by Razan Al-Salah and curated by Hilal Khalil
November 4, 3pm-8:30pm
The film will be followed after Maktuv* Workshop
Maktuv*: An Evening of Islamic and Jewish Calligraphy
Join us for an interactive workshop led by experiential educator, community organizer, and artist Ruben Shimonov. We will explore the significance of Arabic in Islam and Hebrew in Judaism, as well as the close relationship between both Semitic languages. It’ll be a space to share our personal connections with the holy languages of our respective faiths and to engage with these two languages through a hands-on calligraphy workshop. No background in Arabic or Hebrew calligraphy necessary.
*As cognates, Maktoob and Ketuv mean “written” in Arabic and Hebrew respectively.About the workshop facilitator:
Born in Uzbekistan, Ruben belongs to the native Persian-speaking Jewish population of Central Asia that has lived alongside their Muslim neighbors for 1300 years, engaging in cultural and intellectual commerce. Given his background, Ruben possesses a strong passion for Muslim-Jewish community building. He has brought this interest to his professional, communal, artistic, and volunteer work.
Raed Rafei is a Lebanese filmmaker, writer and multimedia journalist. For over ten years, he was a reporter for national and international publications covering political, social and economic issues in the Middle East. He also worked as a researcher, producer, and director on many TV news reports and documentaries for channels like Al-Jazeera, CNN and ARTE. Since 2011, Rafei has been making independent hybrid films. He made two feature films: 74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle) (2012) (co-directed with Rania Rafei), and Here I am … Here you are(2016); and two short films: Prologue (2011) and Salam (2017). His films have screened at international film festivals and received several prizes. Rafei is currently based in California where he is pursuing a PhD in Film and Digital Media at the University of California in Santa Cruz.