This is a special invitation for tomorrow, Saturday 11 a.m. – yes, in the morning ;) MEMORARE PACEM Association for Culture of Peace Dresden and TU Dresden Welcome Center invite you to an International Peace Slam and the premiere of the documentary DRESDEN REFUGE. This event is the closing event of the event series Frieden | Kultur | Stadt that takes place this week in Dresden. So, everybody, get yourself out of beds and come to meet and greet Goran, Congsi, Caterin, Siavash, Stefan and Himani – they are all prepared for a dazzling slam!
Date & Time: Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10.30 a.m. opening of doors
Event location: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Str. 73 (tram stop “Ludwig-Hartmann-Straße” 4, 6, 10, 12 or bus stop “DD Striesen Altenberger Straße 65, 85)
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11.00 a.m. Peace Slam with international guest researchers
Five international researchers will speak about Peace an quite different ways in the foyer of that wonderful cinema. (Like in a poetry slam a peace slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work in a certain time attended by a host. Here all contributions will be about peace in the broadest sense. This event will be held in English.)
12.00 noon Premiere of the documentary DRESDEN REFUGE and film talk with protagonists
The documentary was shot in Dresden in March 2016 by an EUROPA TRANSIT film team of the cultural capital San Sebastian (Donostia). The film team was most interested about how our city is remembering its destruction in 1945 and how this historic experience influence the citizens’ attitude regarding the current refugee crisis. Thereby the Spanish filmmakers monitored not only the PEGIDA demonstrations each Monday (that did not impress them too much they said), in particular they observed a broad commitment of Dresden citizens for resorted people – in school projects at Bertolt-Brecht grammar school, at the so-called “Montagscafé” at the state theatre or in private support for newly-arrived Dresden citizens in the city district Johannstadt. Conflicts about human rights became obvious within the Dresden urban society, but likewise the natural solidarity and vivid humanistic culture of our city.
Protagonists of many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds are part of the movie, that is shown with English subtitles. The event should be finished by 2 p.m.
Our Peace Slammers are waiting for you :)