Many Arab countries are not as free as the western world, or are at least not free in the eyes of the western beholder. Do Arabs succeed in practicing their freedom, to which extent and how do they do so?
Our panel members are Jielis van Baalen (lecturer about the Middle East), Anat Ratzabi (artist) and Samer Abdelnour (assistant professor Rotterdam School of Management). They will first talk about what public space means for them. Afterwards, they will open up the debate with the audience. The debate will treat questions such as:
Tickets are €2.50. You can also buy a combination ticket of €10,- for the debate and the film 'Barakah Meets Barakah'. Barakah Meets Barakah is about freedom and love in the public space and is screened before the debate.
The online ticket sale stops one hour before the start of the film. You can still buy tickets at the entrance.
- How do people claim their personal freedom in the public space?
- Do we need rules/laws for freedom? Would we be more free if there would be no rules?
- Are there differences in the practicing of freedom in different cultures?
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