Eid Mubarak to all those observing! We hope that your day is filled with peace and joy.
SUMMER EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Feeding Your Soul: Stanford Global Studies Summer Festival | July 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST
Stanford Global Studieskicked off its annual summer filmfestival on Wednesday, July 14 and will run most Wednesdays until September 8. Join from the comfort of your home as they watch seven films from around the world that focus on the theme “Feeding Your Soul.” The lineup includes films about love, hard knocks, family, and friends. Some of the films Markaz is looking forward to include:
August 11: Café Transit (Iran, 2005) Directed by Kambuzia Partovi
August 25: Aamis (India, 2019) Directed by Bhaskar Hazarika
September 1: Honeyland (Macedonia, 2019) Directed by Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov
September 8: La Graine et Le Mulet (France, 2007) Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Watch each film at a time that works for your schedule, then join a post-screening discussion on Zoom on the date listed here. Viewing options and Zoom links will be sent with RSVP; some movies may require a fee to view.
No Summary: Digital Guide to Theatre of the Middle East Website Launch | Jul 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST
Golden Thread Productions, The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University, and the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland host the launch of The Digital Guide to Theatre of the Middle East: 21st Century Volume (DGTOME) the first and only searchable database in the field of MENA Theatre created by dramaturg and researcher Marjan Moosavi.
The launch will commence with a presentation about DGTOME by Marjan Moosavi followed by a roundtable discussion with Arts Professor Catherine Coray, playwright Adam El Sayegh, and stage director Pirronne Yousefzadeh, moderated by Sahar Assaf, Golden Thread’s Executive Artistic Director and Samer Al Saber, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford University.