Join the Film Screening of Namrud – Troublemaker, a documentary by Fernando Romero-Forsthuber (2017).
Thursday, Dec 14th at 4 pm
Tenho Restobar, Helsinginkatu 15
Jowan Safadi will be in attendance for a Q&A and live performance after the screening.
The bar and kitchen are open throughout the event.
Jowan Safadi, born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, is a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical and gathered a huge fan-community in the Arabic world. Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects, and his lyrics, at once penetrating and witty, have also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by Israeli police for “inciting terrorism”, his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest and an overnight stay in a Jordanian prison cell. But this is just the beginning: standing for co-resistance instead of co-existence and criticizing the stare society he lives in, Jowan struggles for his ideals – at any price.
Jowan Safadi was the first Safe Haven Helsinki resident in 2016.
Safe Haven Helsinki for art practitioners at risk is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM). The project is co-organised by PM and HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme in collaboration with Finnish arts organizations. It is funded by the City of Helsinki.
Event organized by:
Finnish Music Council
Perpetuum Mobile / Artists at Risk / Safe Haven Helsinki
Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP)
Finnish Musicians’ Union
co-funded by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto