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2011

“Harrer, Harrer"

Start date:
Apr 29, 2011
Ability Level:
Open to all ages and experience levels

“Harrer, Harrer” is a 7-day storytelling workshop in which participants will work together to tell stories about the recent revolutions in the Middle East.
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“Harrer, Harrer” is a 7-day storytelling workshop in which participants will work together to tell stories about the recent revolutions in the Middle East. Participants will find their personal connection to these historical events and tell personal stories but fictional stories that will result in 1-minute films in the course of the workshop.

The goal will be to capture the essence of the revolution and communicate human emotions through characters.

During the course of the workshop participants will:

  • Learn and discuss storytelling techniques and character development
  • Work together to create compelling stories and turn them into 1 minute screenplays
  • Produce 1 minute films based on their screenplays (rehearse-shoot-edit), all films will be restricted to a single location
  • Act and crew in each other’s films

The films will be uploaded and distributed on a web platform and become part of an international exhibition that will be launched at the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

Workshop will be in English and Arabic.

Dates:

  • Amman (29 April – 5 May): Done in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission
  • Cairo (2 June – 9 June): in collaboration with the American University in Cairo
  • Beirut (14 June – 20 June): in collaboration with the Lebanese American University
  • Tunis (7 July – 14 July)
  • Yafa (21 July – 27 July)
  • Ramallah (29 July – 4 August)
  • Marrakech (10 – 16 September)
  • Khartoum (September 26 – October 2nd)
  • Doha (September 27 – October 3rd)

Deadlines:

  • Deadline for Cairo: 25 May
  • Deadline for Beirut: 9 June
  • Deadline for Tunis: 3 July
  • Deadline for Ramallah: 25 July
  • Deadline for Marrakech: 31 August
  • Deadline for Khartoum: 23 September
  • Deadline for Doha: 23 September

How to join:
Submit a one –minute film script limited to one location
The workshop is free of charge.

Registration is now open. To register, click on the links below or choose your city from the map and click on the city name.

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