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Junction 48: Screening and Discussion

March 10, 2017


3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Junction 48: Screening and Discussion
With Tamer Nafar, Palestinian-Israeli rapper
And Udi Aloni, Director

March 10, 2017 from 3:30 - 6 PM
Institute for the Humanities

Junction 48 introduces the city of Lod and its residents' daily struggles through the lenses of its first Palestinian-Israeli rapper Kareem (Tamer Nafar). "My songs aren’t political, they just describe the place I come from” says Tamer in the film that is inspired by true-events in his life. As Tamar wants his art to be a broker he also highlights the boundaries both between Israelis and Palestinians but also within the Palestinian Community.

Tamer Nafar is often described as the one who single-handedly created the Palestinian Hip-Hops scene from Scratch. He was born in Lod, Israel in 1979. He began writing and making rap music in 1998 and in 2000 his brother Suhell and their friend Mahmoud Jrere joined him to start the first Palestinian-Arab rap group, DAM. For many Tamer reinvented hip-hop in its purest form: rage without hate, social-political awareness without empty materialism, and large audiences without selling out. He imported the style of hip-hop to Lod and exported it back to the world with an Arabic flavor and a feminist message.

Udi Aloni is an award-winning Israeli filmmaker, author, artist, and playwright. His films include Local Angel (2002), Forgiveness (2006) and Art/Violence (2013). Recent projects include the play Anti-Oedipus produced by the Schiller Festival and What Does a Jew Want? On Binationalism and Other Specters (Columbia University Press, 2011).

Location

Lower Level SH Stevenson Hall

Fee

Free

Audience

General public/Campus community/Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni

Website

huminst.uic.edu/ifth/events/all-events/2017/03/10/ . . .

Contact

lvavra@uic.edu
312-996-6352

Category

Lectures, Seminars and Meetings

Department

IFTH

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Institute for the Humanities

Last updated

02-28-2017

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