What If? Filming
Sat 6 May, 12pm - 1pm, Huntly Hotel
Come and take part in the filming of Manaf's play!
WE NEED YOU to make a movie!
Africa and the Middle East are full of Colonial history: most of the country’s in this area now were formed by British and French agreements. For example, the Sykes-Picot Agreement in 1916 divided the Middle East into the country’s we know now.
But What If? this whole colonial history happened in Europe instead?
Can you imagine yourself being forced to be part of a colony? Can you imagine people from a totally different place starting to tell you what is culture and what is freedom, and letting you fight against your neighbour, just to steal your resources?
In the project What If? Artist Manaf Halbouni is trying to imagine this.
What if the industrial revolution happened in The Ottoman Empire and Arabia? To keep the industries running they start to sell weapons to Europe and take control over the markets. They start colonising everything under the pretense of bringing liberation to the Europeans.
On 6 May, we will stage a theatrical play of a meeting between two representatives who are splitting Europe between the Turkish and the Arabs. This will take place in the Huntly Hotel and we are inviting you to help us film this, showing the play as you see it, so we can make a short film. Any filming device (cameras, smartphones, ipads) is acceptable. You are then invited to the premiere screening on 3 June.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01466 794494