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In theatres

Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

Mohammad Al Attar + Omar Abusaada +
Bissane Al Charif

Aleppo, a city destroyed by war, rises from the ashes in the stories of its inhabitants. Precious tales told to one spectator at a time, a testimonial and a bequest.

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Mohammad Al Attar (Damas + Berlin)

A new name in Syrian theatre, the writer Mohammad Al Attar, born in Damascus, now lives in Berlin. A prolific writer since the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, his works focuses on the social and political role of theatre, and the Syrian revolution.

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Omar Abusaada (Damas)

For the past 10 years, Al Attar has been collaborating with the director Omar Abusaada, originally from Damascus. Together they create theatre that is intimately linked to social and political changes, works that hover on the boundary between fiction and documentation.

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Bissane Al Charif (Damas + Paris)

In 2017, Mohammad Al Attar and Omar Abusaada presented in Berlin Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence, working with the set designer Bissane Al Charif, a frequent collaborator. A native of Damascus now living in Paris, she also has been using her art in support of the Syrian people since 2011.




Mohammad Al Attar: challenging history, healing memory

Friday, June 4, 5 p.m., Online, Headquarters (QG) [Reservation only].