All posts in category 'Syria'

Film: The Crossing

November 27th, 2016 | Posted in Syria, Solidarity

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** Tadamon! supports this Cinema Politica film screening, chronicling the struggles of Syrian refugees. The event will also feature a discussion with director George Kurian, Montreal-based artist Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsaman, community organizer Oula Hajjar and will be hosted by Ala’a Jarban, a Yemeni
refugee, educator, and activist **

    The Crossing
    Monday November 28, 2016
    7pm-9pm
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, room H-110
    (metro Guy-Concordia)
    facebook event

THE CROSSING – NATIONS & MIGRATIONS LAUNCH W/ DIRECTOR & GUESTS!

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premiere of THE CROSSING, a film traveling land and sea with Syrian refugees who give a firsthand account of harrowing journeys to new countries and their feats of struggle and hope. Director George Kurian will be joined by Montreal-based artist Yassin ‘Narcy‘ Alsalman and community organizer Oula Hajjar for a post-film conversation. We are also very excited to welcome Ala’a Jarban, a Yemeni refugee, human rights educator and activist, as the evening’s host.

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After #ParisAttacks : colonial violence, racism & war

December 7th, 2015 | Posted in France, Syria, Events, Imperialism, Politics, Racism, War and Terror

Event : Roundtable – After #ParisAttacks : colonial violence, racism & war
Date : 9 décembre @ 6:30pm
Location : Café Aquin (*), local A-2030 (Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 2nd floor)
Université du Québec à Montréal
400 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, station Berri-UQÀM
Facebook event

The November 13th attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead, were a grave tragedy, and exist only in the context of a greater continual process of violence and war in which France, NATO, the US and Canada have been central to such horrors. When Francois Hollande declared that “we are at war”, it was quite accurate but what had been left out, is that France has always been at war against those it seeks to oppress and dominate.

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Syria: Beyond and Behind the “Refugee Crisis”

November 5th, 2015 | Posted in Syria, Tadamon!, Events, Solidarity

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Friday, November 6th, at 3:30 pm
Madeleine Parent Room (203A), 2nd Floor
SSMU Building (3480 McTavish)
facebook event

In collaboration with QPIRG McGill

In recent months, coverage of Syria in much of the western mass media has been focused on the “refugee crisis”. Certainly, the movement of hundreds of thousands of people- most of them from Syria – to Europe is among the signal events of the human experience in the contemporary period. Yet, the media story of the Syrian refugee migrations is often seriously incomplete. It is often a story of how this population movement will affect conditions in western states – demographic, political, social, economic – and about how, why and whether western states can and should respond.

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Lens on Syria: the popular struggle in film and photo

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in Syria, Tadamon!, Events
    Feature Event: film screening of “Our Terrible Country
    Montreal premiere (Arabic with French subtitles) & discussion

syria

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015 @ 7PM
    Café Coop Touski (Terrace in the courtyard)
    2361 rue Ontario Est, Montréal
    No admission charge, but suggested contribution: $5.00.
    (In case of rain, the event is cancelled)
    (facebook event)

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The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance

March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Revolution, Syria, Other, Solidarity

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    Photo credit Ali Mustafa

Lecture by Yasser Munif & the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibit

March 20, 2015
Café L’Artère, 7000 Av du Parc (Metro Parc or bus 80)
18h30-21h
Facebook event

After showings at Kahwa Café (Summer 2014) and Café Aquin (Fall 2014), the photo exhibition “Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image”, is moving to Café L’Artère for a two-month showing commencing 1 March. Presented by Tadamon!, the exhibit’s third Montreal run will include a feature event: a presentation by Yasser Munif, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, and co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution on “The Syrian Revolt: Grassroots Organizing and Everyday Resistance” with special guest Jessica Attar Adam, Montreal photogprapher and filmmaker who will speak about her photographic work on northern Syria, on display as part of the exhibit.

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Film screening: Return to Homs

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Revolution, Syria, Events

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    closing event for the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibition
    Tadamon! and Cinema Politica present “Return to Homs”

    November 7, 2014 – 7pm
    Café Aquin Room A-2030 (Pavillon Hubert-Aquin)
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    405 Rue Sainte-Catherine East (Berri-UQAM metro)
    free entrance- suggested contribution 2-3$

Please join us to mark the end of the exhibition

“Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photos and images”, which is running from October 3 – November 7 at Café Aquin. Tadamon! and Cinema Politica present the film “Return to Homs” by the filmmaker Talla Derki. The projection will take place at Café Aquin, and will be followed by a discussion period.

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Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photo and image-2

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Revolution, Syria, Tadamon!, Solidarity

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    Photo ©UNRWA
    exhibit : October 3 to November 7
    vernissage : Friday October 17, 5 à 7

    film screening and closing night : November 7

    location : Café Aquin, local A-2030 (pavillon Hubert-Aquin)
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    405 Sainte-Catherine East, Berri-UQÀM metro
    facebook event

The popular uprising in Syria for liberation and dignity that broke out in March 2011, has, since the beginning, been met with a brutal regime response that has known no limits. The consequences of the Syrian regime’s response have been devastating: destruction of homes, urban neighbourhoods and infrastructure; deepening social divisions that have taken the form of sometimes violent, armed confrontation; deaths of civilians reaching over 150,000 persons; widening fear and distrust; countless injured; the uprooting of millions. In the face and in the aftermath of regime bombardment, siege, atrocity and aggression millions have taken flight and sought refuge within Syria, in neighbouring states and in states beyond the region.

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LES CHEBABS DE YARMOUK

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Syria

Le CINÉMA SOUS LES ÉTOILES de FUNAMBULES MÉDIAS présente avec Tadamon!:

Yarmouk Refugee camp

LES CHEBABS DE YARMOUK
Mercredi 9 juillet à 21h15
Parc Laurier
Gratuit

http://cse2014.funambulesmedias.org/les-chebabs-de-yarmouk/

Synopsis:
Les Chebabs sont un petit groupe de garçons et de filles qui se connaissent depuis l’adolescence. Aujourd’hui au seuil de l’âge adulte, ils ont une véritable soif de vivre et d’absolu, mais sont tous confrontés à des réalités complexes. Entre le besoin de liberté et l’appartenance au groupe, le désir de révolte et la perspective d’une vie bien rangée, les choix sont difficiles ; mais tout l’est plus encore quand on est réfugié palestinien dans le camp de Yarmouk, en Syrie.

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Film screening: Return to Homs

March 1st, 2014 | Posted in Syria, Other

Canadian premiere with director discussion

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    Monday March 3rd 2014
    7pm
    Concordia University
    DB Clarke Theatre
    1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
    (Metro Guy Concordia)

Join Tadamon! and Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of RETURN TO HOMS, a Sundance-winner that intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Talal Derki.

RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki / Syria – Denmark / 2013 / 87 ‘ / Arabic / S.T. English

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different.

Basset, the 19 years old national football team goalkeeper, turning into an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then, becoming a fighter and Ossama, a 24 years old renowned citizen-cameraman who is critical, pacifist, and ironic, as his views change till he is detained by the regime’s security forces.

It is the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to. Return to Homs is a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices.

cinemapolitica.org/concordia

For more information contact
info@tadamon.ca
www.tadamon.ca
tel. 514-664-1036

Syria-Solidarity : A Must

October 11th, 2012 | Posted in Civil-war, Syria, Other, Solidarity
    A statement by Tadamon! Montreal


Destruction in Homs, Syria, April 2012

Brief context

The people’s struggle in Syria for liberation from the brutal, dictatorial rule of the Assad regime has arrived at a critical juncture. Central neighborhoods of Syria’s largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo, have become the sites of direct armed confrontation between the forces of opposition to the regime – especially the Free Syrian Army (FSA) – and the state’s military and security forces. The battles have been especially intense and protracted in Aleppo with devastating consequences for residents of the city. The state has used heavy artillery, aerial bombardments and shelling and has deployed troops, snipers and security operatives in a wide range of city quarters in pursuit of its strategy of dealing with the revolutionary movement by sheer repression and force. The result has been heavy civilian casualties, destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure, mass displacements of population and, in some areas, dire humanitarian conditions (e.g. lack of food, no electricity, water shortages, no essential municipal services). State military attacks on civilian areas amount to “war crimes” according to some human rights organizations (e.g. Human Rights Watch). Meanwhile, the actions of some elements of the opposition (broadly understood) have also been qualified as human rights violations (e.g. summary executions of captured regime fighters). Armed confrontations between opposition and regime forces, in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria, and the increased violence that has resulted are the outcome of the Assad regime’s strategy of using repression, terror and brute force to deal with oppositional activism, protest and popular calls for freedom, dignity and the end of absolutist rule. In the face of regime brutality and terror tactics, the popular uprising which began in March 2011 took armed form, increasingly, in late 2011 and became decidedly “militarized” in early 2012. With the turn to armed struggle and the advent of fighting in Damascus and Aleppo the revolution has arrived at a crucial and important juncture.

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