A History of Genocide: Memory, Continuity and Defiance
In conversation with Ara Sarafian (UK), director of the Gomidas Institute in London
Ara Sarafian is an archival historian and the director of the Gomidas Institute, an independent research centre and publisher of books related to the modern Armenian experience. His academic specialisation is late Ottoman and modern Armenian history. He is best known today for his work on the Armenian Genocide of 1915 through publications such as the critical edition of the 1916 British Parliamentary Blue Book The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1916. He conducts frequent archival research in Turkey regarding projects related to Armenians and is well known in the Turkish and Armenian press [www.gomidas.org]
Fri 7 March 2014, 6pm
Faktyczny Dom Kultury of Instytut Reportażu, ul. Gałczyńskiego 12
Screening of the documentary by Suzanne Khardalian followed by a conversation with the director
Suzanne Khardalian is an independent documentary filmmaker and journalist who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied journalism in Beirut and Paris and worked as a journalist in Paris until 1988 when she began working in film. She holds a master’s degree in international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston. Her filmography includes: Back to Ararat (1988), Unsafe Ground (1993), The Lion from Gaza (1996), Her Armenian Prince (1997), From Opium to Chrysanthemums (2000), Words and Stones (2001), Where Lies My Victory (2002), I Hate Dogs ( 2005), Bullshit (2006), Young Freud in Gaza (2008), Grandma’s Tattoos (2012). She is also the author of the book Berättandets Befrielse (Deliverance of a Story: Filming Survivors; Stockholm, 2010). Suzanne is currently working on a new film entitled Camel, which shows how the Western media covers the Middle East with particular focus on women.
Mon 10 March 2014, 6pm
Nowy Teatr, ul. Madalińskiego 10/16
In conversation with Tomasz Kubikowski, Tadeusz Kornaś and Jarosław Fret and screening of the documentary Barking Island (Chienne d’historie) directed by Serge Avédikian
Tomasz Kubikowski – Associate Professor of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, since 2003 Deputy Director of the National Theatre in Warsaw. Researcher of theatre and performance art, translator, editor, theatre critic. Author of the books: Seven theatrical beings. On the phenomenology of performing arts (Siedem bytów teatralnych. O fenomenologii sztuki scenicznej, Warsaw 1994), and Rule of Nibelung. Theatre in the light of new studies of consciousness (Reguła Nibelunga. Teatr w świetle nowych badań świadomości, Warsaw 2004). Translator, among others Richard Schechner’s works: The Future of Ritual: Writings on Culture and Performance (Przyszłość rytuału. Pisma o kulturze i o przedstawieniach, Warsaw 2000); Performance Studies: an Introduction (Performatyka. Wstęp, Wrocław 2006). Editor of the Diary of Zbigniew Raszewski (London 2004, together with Edyta Kubikowska), the editor of the book Performans by Marvin Carlson (Warsaw 2007).
Tadeusz Kornaś – Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama at the Jagiellonian University, in the years 1997-2009 editor of the „Didaskalia (in the years 2004-2008 chief editor). An important circle of his interests is the location of the theatre in a broad cultural and social context. Thus, the research on the relationship between theatre and philosophy, religion and history. Author of books: Forefathers – from Wyspiański to Grzegorzewski (Dziady – od Wyspiańskiego do Grzegorzewskiego, together with Grzegorz Niziołek, Cracow 1999 ), WłodzimierzStaniewski and Centre for Theatre Practices “Gardzienice” (Włodzimierz Staniewski i Ośrodek Praktyk Teatralnych „Gardzienice”, Krakow 2004), For the Angels and to the World Spectacle (Aniołom i światu widowisko, Krakow 2009 ) and numerous publications in journals and collective (including „Theater der Zeit“, „Theaterschrift“, „Dialog“, „Teatr“) .