It was a great OccuParty on Friday with many of you joining in. We need to be getting together like this more often. As promised, here are links to the spaces of artists and groups who contributed to the event.
Films screened from Syria were The End , Prayer, Vanguards, and Soldiers all by the Abou Naddara Film collective, who made the committment of producing one film every Friday about Syria and in support of the revolution there. With demonstrations filling the streets of Syrian cities and towns every Friday, we are happy that the republic was able to join on the same day with the film screening. From Egypt we had Pulse by Director Bassem Yousri, and The Maspero Massacre – 9/10/11 What Really Happened film which was only completed on the day by Mosireen, a non-profit media center in Egypt. The film was produced (and screened in our event) in support of the International Day In Defence of the Egyptian Revolution and Against Military Trials of Civilians, called on by the The Campaign to End the Military Trials of Civilians in Egypt. Unfortunately, blogger, activist and friend Alaa Abd El Fattah is still in prison, after his detention was renewed for a further 15 days on Saturday.
Make sure to check out Deaborah Pearon‘s and VacuumCleaner‘s digital spaces, and for the citizens who chose to “voice” their views, here are some photos captured by Hydar Dewachi of your statements. If you have missed it, below is a video of his photo projection in the OccuParty accompanied by Roskar Nasan’s beautiful oud.
The CruciBle, our annexed enclave is still waiting for your occupation – so please email, call or come over and make use of it.