June 2017



Friday 30.06.2017 3:00 PM | Seminar Room 1

Admission: free entry

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen

Production Flyer

In April, the second edition of the FADFADAH oral history workshops for Arab-speaking female refugees will be taking place. The workshop results will be presented at a performance at the end of the year.

“Fadfadah” means to get something off your chest. Arab refugees from countries in the Middle East have terrible experiences behind them that they have barely processed: war, violence, displacement, flight and homelessness. To speak openly of these experiences is very difficult, especially for women.
Therefore we are offering a Fadfadah workshop at the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN for Arab-speaking female refugees.
Women can speak openly about their experiences with war, displacement from their homes and asylum in Germany and exchange their experiences with others. If they wish to, they are also supported in conceiving and possibly also presenting performance pieces. If they simply want to speak, or just be there, that is also totally ok. 

The project director is the Egyptian theatre scholar DR MARWA ABIDOU, who used the story-telling theatre format to give voice to the refugee stories of Syrian women, during the first edition of Fadfadah last year.
“The Fadfadah workshop is a kind of discussion circle where Arab-speaking women can express themselves in a safer space, also with the assistance of artistic and theatrical methods", says project leader Abidou, “by doing this they are empowered to speak about their lives in Germany and defend themselves against racist remarks.”



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