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Sea Behind the Wall | Outdoor Film Screening | Irrigation and Degradation

26. Oktober 19:00 - 22:00

Curated by Mai El-Gammal

Following the first screening on 22.09, the curator Mai El-Gammal continues to explore the dialectic between film and agriculture, unveiling an uncharted terrain where artistry meets sustenance, forging a deeper understanding of both practices and fostering a shared appreciation for the intrinsic value of storytelling and the natural world.

Film 1: A Flood in Baath Country, directed by Omar Amiralay (2002, 52 minutes)

The documentary explores the implications of Baath Party policies in Syria. Without commentary or criticism, Amiralay's film exposes Baath party propaganda and its debilitating effects on the people of al-Mashi village, 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of Damascus. The film moves slowly from students to teachers to government officials, with everyone reciting exactly the same praise for the president and slogans glorifying the Baath party. The film is a harsh indictment of the regime, portraying the devastating effects of 35 years of rigid Baath party rule on Syrian society.

Film 2: Screening and Panel Discussion (TBC)

Coming soon.

Doors: 18:00 h
Screenings: 19:00 h - 21:00 h at Oyoun’s Garden

Q&A / Talk: 21:00 h - 22:00 h at Oyoun’s Café

Ticket: Free admission! | Register here
Language: English


Mai El-Gammal

Mai El-Gammal is a cultural worker and a professional in the film industry. Her experience spans film promotion and distribution, film training programs management, and film programming with 10 years of experience in the Middle East and Germany.
She holds an MA in Cultural Studies and New Media. She worked for DOX BOX e.V. for where she managed programs including the Residency and the Consultancy. Currently, El-Gammal serves as the Coordinator for Partnerships at DOK Leipzig.

Sea Behind the Wall

"Sea behind the Wall’ is a participatory outdoor chapter within Oyoun's overarching initiative Listening to the Land. In this immersive outdoor series, participants are invited to engage on a collective journey that explores neo-colonialism’s complexities, incorporating intergenerational, indigenous and contemporary practices for solidarity.

They will be guided through a range of experiences, including decolonizing agri/cultural workshops, foraging and gardening sessions, film screenings focusing on land and human rights, public interventions led by indigenous communities, and a street side window exhibition that winds its ways through the city of Berlin.

The project “Sea Behind the Wall” is part of the initiative DRAUSSENSTADT funded by Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis as well as Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaflichen Zusammenhalt. Further funded by the Globus Opstart Programm of Nordisk Kulturfond



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26. Oktober
19:00 - 22:00
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