May 2016


Arab Women's Forum: Fadfadah Workshop for Refugee Women from Arab Countries

Tuesday 31.05.2016 12:00 PM | Seminar Room 2

Admission: registration in advance

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Zati e.V.



Stories, Conversations, Exchange

The workshop be held in Arabic. Free entry.

Time: March - July 2016 (Tuesday 12 to 4 pm)
Registration still possible: those who are interested are asked to register at +49 (0)152/10561003.

„Fadfadah“ means: to react, to get something off your chest. Arab refugees from the Middle East countries have terrible, barely processed experiences behind them: war, violence, expulsion, flight, homelessness. To speak openly about these terrible experiences is very difficult, especially for women.

For this reason, we are offering a Fadfadah Workshop for Arab refugee women in the Werkstatt der Kulturen, where women can share their experiences with war, talk openly about expulsion from home and asylum in Germany and exchange information with each other. If they so wish, they will also be supported in conceptualizing of performances as well as realization of them. If they just want to talk or be present without speaking, that is also perfectly fine.

The workshop will be held by Dr. Marwa Abidou, theater scholar and director of Zati - Zentrum für arabisches Theater und Interkulturalität Berlin.

(Refugee) Arab or German-Arab theater makers and other creative artists are also very welcome to contact us to be part of our network.

The association Zati e.V. supports:

  • the theater exchange between Germany and Arab countries,
  • refugees in Germany and the possibility of expressing their experiences through performances,
  • networking between Arab theater makers in Germany and their integration into the German cultural scene

If you would like to become a supporting member of Zati e.V., please get in touch at


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The Fadfadah workshop is an event ofZati e.V. in cooperation with the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN.



The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.