Film Screening and Exhibition Opening

Islam's Wedding ..... and other Bedouin Stories from the Naqab

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies exhibition
Date26 January 2016
Time19:30 to 21:30
PlaceExeter Phoenix - Studio 74, Bradnich Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS

The film is in Arabic and English with English subtitles, 52 minutes

A documentary film by Yiannis Kanakis

Rahat and Laqiya are two of the seven Bedouin townships built by the Israeli authorities from the early 1970s onwards to settle the semi-nomadic Arab Palestinian Bedouin population of the Naqab.  Sedentarisation has meant drastic changes to Bedouin lifestyles, customs and traditions.  How have the young and old coped with this forced shift to urban life?

The film screening will be accompanied by the exhibition opening of On Palestine.  On Palestine, an exhibition of photographs by Annie Pfingst, apprehends landscapes of ruination and geographies of resistance, including the remains of 1948 Palestinian villages, the Wall, the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the Naqab.

The exhibition will be shown from:

  • 27 January to 12 March 2016 at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4ND
  • 24 May to 25 June 2016 at the Walkway Gallery, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS

The event will be followed by a Q&A with Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter), Annie Pfingst (Goldsmith, University of London) and Sophie Richter-Devroe (University of Exeter), and a reception.

Organised by the European Centre for Palestine Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the research project Gender and Settler Colonialism: Women's Oral Histories in the Naqab.


ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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