Post War Festival / Programme


Events taking place during the festival 7-9 November 2009

Formal opening by Prime Minister Dr. Barham Saleh and Lady Hero.
Introductory speech by Chief Executive of ArtRole UK, Adalet R. Garmiany.
Speech by President of Kahk Press & Media Centre KRG, Ako Garib.
Speech by acting Consul-General of the British Embassy in Iraq Beverley Simpson.
Speech by USA Regional Reconstruction Team Erbil-Kurdistan region, Andrew Snow.

Screening of a documentary film about the Red Jail by Kahk.

Richard Wilson installation 20:50 installation.

Susan Meiselas Participatory Picture of Kurdistan.

Exhibition of Kurdish Art

ArtRole and other UK arts organisations display.

Introduction to ArtRole: Presentation and Screening.

Memory Game: a Performance specially created by Adalet R. Garmiany for this event.

With Anne Bean, Richard Wilson, Chris Gladwin, Miyaka Marita, Liaka Rafik, and
Kurdish artists, musicians and students fromĀ America University, Sulaymaniyah.

Presentation on post-war Iraq by Professor Maki Omaran, Babylon College of Fine Art.
The presentation will explore art and cultural developments in Iraq.

Opportunity to explore Amna Suraka site and buildings.

Art film screenings in cinema.

Screening of two documentary films about the reconstruction of the Kurdistan region
and the history of Sulaymaniyah.