Doha, Qatar; 31 October 2021: The ninth Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, is saluting the steely determination and resilience of the Palestinians through its compelling, not-to-be-missed Ajyal Art Exhibition held at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb for an extended period from Nov. 8 to Dec. 18.
Drawing inspiration from the Al-Kurd family living in the embattled Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, this year’s exhibit ‘We Will Not Leave’ derives its name from their defiant and now iconic graffiti art. Curated by Sheikh Khalifa Al-Thani, the multi-media exhibit presents the works of 27 artists who express the harsh realities of the Palestinians through powerful brushstrokes and creative modes of modern expression.
A powerful tribute to the Palestinian people, the exhibition is open to the public for free – from 10 AM to 10 PM daily and from 2 PM to 10 PM on Fridays. The event is complemented with the Artists Exhibition Talks, a series of insightful sessions that will shine a light on important topics related to the struggle, from Nov. 8 to 13, also available to the public at no charge, at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb. Visitors are encouraged to reserve a ticket for entry, taking into consideration the safety protocols being followed.
Participating artists include: Jumanah Abbas, Abdullah Ahmadi, Hanof Ahmed, Ibrahim AlBaker, Shaikha Al-Elaiwy, AlAnoud Al-Ghamdi, Reem Al-Haddad, Anfal Al-Kandari, Sharefa Al-Mannai, Saad Al-Mslamani, Noof Al-Naama, Amira Alnamla, Hazem Asif, Maryam Al-Tajer, Buthaina Al Zaman, Nour El-Basuni, Sumaia El Kilani, Yousef Fakhroo, Ahmad Tariq Hamad, Obada Jarbi, Fatima Javed
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