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13
Dec
2020
Mohammed El Amin- Music Concert
On December 13, 2019, Mohamed El Amin, one of the most influential artists of the contemporary Sudanese artistic heritage, gave a distinguished performance at the Africa ...

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06
Dec
2020
Film Screening + Talk Idrissou Mora- Kpai
The Africa Institute in Sharjah, UAE, is pleased to present two of Idrissou Mora – Kpai’s films; America Street (2019), Indochina – Traces of a Mother (2011). Idrissou Mora-Kpai is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts...

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21
Nov
2020
Film Screening + Talk I'm not your Negro
On November 23, and to conclude the three days of live streaming, Dagmawi Woubshet - Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English, and author of the forthcoming book...

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17
Oct
2020
ETHIOPIA: MODERN NATION – ANCIENT ROOTS
Online, October 08, 2020

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11
Aug
2020
Film Screening + Talk Jihan El-Tahri
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, August 11, 2020

The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE), in collaboration with the Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE) and the Royal College of Art (London, UK) are organizing a screening program focusing on three films by the acclaimed Egyptian filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri. The screenings will conclude with a webinar featuring the filmmaker...

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28
Jul
2020
Film Screening + Talk Manthia Diawara
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, July 28 - 30, 2020

The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE), in collaboration with the Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE) and the Royal College of Art (London, UK) are organizing a screening program focusing on three films by the acclaimed Malian-American professor and filmmaker Manthia Diawara. The screenings will conclude with a webinar featuring the filmmaker...

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18
Jul
2020
Film Screening + Talk
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, July 18 - 21, 2020

The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE), in collaboration with the Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE) and the Royal College of Art (London, UK) are organizing a screening program focusing on three films by the acclaimed Ghanaian-British filmmaker John Akomfrah. The screenings will conclude with a webinar featuring the filmmaker...

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30
Jun
2020
AFRICA AND THE CHALLENGE OF COVID 19 - WEST AFRICA
June 30, 2020

The Africa Institute, Sharjah, is organized a series of webinars to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on Africa and the steps African nations are taking to tackle the spread of the pandemic.

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24
Jun
2020
Artist Talk
June 24, 2020

Live webinar featuring Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh @aidamuluneh in conversation with curator Salah M Hassan to discuss her work and her engagement with Addis Foto Fest @addisfotofest .

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12
May
2020
AFRICA AND THE CHALLANGE OF COVID 19 - East Africa
May 12, 2020

Live webinar featuring Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh @aidamuluneh in conversation with curator Salah M Hassan to discuss her work and her engagement with Addis Foto Fest @addisfotofest .

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23
Mar
2020
Aïda Muluneh’s
Homebound: A Journey in Photography
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, January 25, 2020

This exhibition, is a collaboration between The Africa Institute, Sharjah Art Foundation and the Sharjah Museum Authority. It was originally set to open on March 23, 2020, but waspostponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,The exhibition is conceived in two parts...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
25
Jan
2020
Alexandria..Why? (Iskindereya..Leh?)
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, January 25, 2020

Alexandria..Why? marked a radical, newly introspective turn in Chahine’s active career, a sharp departure from his Fifties musicals and melodramas and his later epics and political films. The first of a semi-autobiographical tetralogy, entitled...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
8
Feb
2020
An Egyptian Story
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, Febuary 08, 2020

The sequel to the autobiographically inspired Alexandria, Why? , An Egyptian Story covers the beginning of Chahine’s career up to his open-heart surgery in 1973. Chahine plays his alter ego Yehia, who gains international fame in Europe only...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
15
Feb
2020
Alexandria Again And Forever (Iskendereya Kaman We Kaman)
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, Febuary 15, 2020

The third installment in Chahine’s quartet of autobiographical films finds the director’s work stalled by a strike. During the interruption in filming, Chahine reminisces about a past relationship with one of his actors while finding himself gradually drawn to an actress....

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
14
Dec
2019
TALKING ABOUT TREES
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, December 14, 2019

Suleiman and three further members of the ‘Sudanese Film Club’ have decided to revive an old cinema. They are united not only by their love of cinema and their passionate desire to restore old film stock and draw attention to Sudanese film history...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
13
Dec
2019
MOHAMMED EL AMIN
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, December 13, 2019

Mohamed El Amin was born on February 20, 1945 in Sudan, where he studied elementary education at Wad Madani Eastern Elementary School in Al Jazirah State. His passion for music and singing strengthened his relationship with the Blue Nile...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
13
Dec
2019
MODERN SUDANESE POETRY: AN ANTHOLOGY
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, December 13, 2019

Spanning more than six decades of Sudan’s post-independence history, this collection features work by some of Sudan’s most renowned modern poets, largely unknown in the United States. Adil Babikir’s extensive introduction provides a conceptual...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
30
Nov
2019
DIFRET
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, November 30, 2019

From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
11 & 12
Oct
2019
ETHIOPIA: MODERN NATION - ANCIENT ROOTS OCTOBER 2019-MAY 2020
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, October 11 & 12, 2019

The major goal of this Ethiopia-focused season is to shed a new light on Ethiopia’s history and contemporary condition, while also considering its contributions to current debates on modernity and the postcolonial condition.

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Past Events

Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
23
Nov
2019
LAMB
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, November 23, 2019

When Ephraim, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved sheep with him. One day, his uncle announces that he will have to sacrifice his sheep for the upcoming religious...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
26
Oct
2019
TEZA
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE, October 26, 2019

Teza, set in Ethiopia and Germany, chronicles the return of the African intellectual Anberber to his country of birth during the repressive Marxist regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his...

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Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
23
Feb
2019
Axis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
Tate Modern, London, UK - February 23-25, 2019

This conference will bring together scholars, writers, curators, researchers, and artists to reflect on the international solidarity movements that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century during processes of decolonisation in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Global Africa: The State of African Studies in the 21st Centuryis of Solidarity : Landmarks, Platforms, Futures
12
March
2019
Global Africa: African and African Diaspora Studies in the 21st Century
Africa Hall, Sharjah, UAE – March 12-14, 2019

The Africa Institute is organizing Global Africa: African and African Diaspora Studies in the 21st Century, an international conference, to be held on March 12-14, 2019 in Sharjah, UAE. The three-day conference will be the first to take place in the newly rebuilt Africa Hall, originally constructed in 1976 as a first class venue for showcasing African cultures, theatre, dance and musical performances.

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5-plus-1: Rethinking Abstraction
30
Sep
2018
5-plus-1: Rethinking Abstraction
Africa Hall - Sharjah - September, 30, 2018

Sharjah Art Foundation presents 5-plus-1: Rethinking Abstraction, a symposium that revisits the original 5-plus-1 exhibition curated by Frank Bowling in 1969. The symposium considers Bowling’s work and that of his contemporaries, who invested abstraction with social, cultural and personal meaning.

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