Join us for a conversation and short screenings with Abdelfattah Abusrour, founder of the Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society.
Abdelfattah set up Alrowwad in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in 1998. The centre uses performance, visual arts, culture and education to support children whose daily reality is oppression and trauma. His inspirational work is based on the concept of ‘Beautiful Resistance’, a form of creative and peaceful self-expression that aims to save lives, empower young people, inspire hope and build peace within individuals.
It pushes young Palestinians to be peace builders in their communities and beyond through creative and non-violent means.
Abdelfattah will be speaking about his work and the importance of creativity in inspiring hope within young people.
In partnership with Bethlehem Cultural Festival.
About Abdelfattah Abusrour
Abdelfattah Abusrour is founder and director of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, established in 1998 in Aida refugee camp-Bethlehem.
His concept and philosophy of ‘Beautiful Resistance’, using performing and visual arts, culture and education, is a creative and peaceful expression in situations of oppression and trauma to provide possibilities to save lives and inspire hope and build peace within individuals to be peace builders in their communities and beyond.
The Mobile Beautiful Resistance programme has used theatre, dance, photography, filming and a games library. It has toured across the West Bank and Palestine and has trained cultural leads to help connect with other Palestinian communities and marginalised areas.