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Portrait of an Artist living in his occupied homeland, Palestine

Hosted by the Consul of the Calgary Live Blues Music Group
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Tue 12 Mar 19:00 - 21:30

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Namrud (Troublemaker)

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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.
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Runtime: 95 minutes
Director: Fernando Romero Forsthuber
Language: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Subtitle: English

Advisory: Some scenes contain coarse language. Viewers discretion is advised.

Please check the link below to read about an interesting interview with the Director Fernando Romero-Forsthuber:

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You can also view the trailer at the following vimeo link:

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Marda Loop Justice Film Festival shared a link.
March 7 at 7:56 PM ·
We are excited to welcome Rabbi Shaul Osadchey and Dr. Mark Ayyash as our guest speakers for this month's JustREEL screening of Namrud (Troublemaker)! Check out their bios here:

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Rabbi Shaul Osadchey is proud to call Calgary home as he enters his ninth year of service to Beth Tzedec and the Calgary Jewish community. Throughout his 40 years in the rabbinate, Rabbi Osadchey has envisioned his role as invigorating Jewish life with joy and celebration, passion and enthusiasm in the hope of making Jewish tradition an integral part of modern living. In the interfaith community Rabbi Osadchey currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Calgary Interfaith Council, Co-Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build Project, and Co-Chair of the Calgary Jewish-Muslim Council. He is the past president of the Calgary Council of Christians and Jews. Rabbi Osadchey is a frequent and popular speaker at Calgary churches, mosques, and temples.


Mark Ayyash is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the John de Chastelain Peace Studies Initiative at Mount Royal University. He teaches and writes in the areas of social and political theory, the study of violence, decolonial movements, as well as culture and politics in the Middle East, particularly focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. He has published several academic articles and has a co-edited book on Protests and Generations. His forthcoming book is titled A Hermeneutics of Violence. In his capacity as Director of Peace Studies, Mark oversees and organizes the Annual Calgary Peace Prize Ceremony.

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