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16/02/2017 | Building Cultural Bridges via Art, Film and Music

16/02/2017 | Building Cultural Bridges via Art, Film and Music

Shoshi Norman, Director of Centre for Middle East and Religious Studies at GIMI, was invited to participate in a conference held at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin; part of The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2017 “Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music".

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy was founded in 1999 to focus on cultural diplomacy, which has long been recognised as key to promote international links and understanding between countries and peoples.

Shoshi presented an exhibition that she had curated two years previously, in the Galilee with two local artists coming from different communities. Both communities have a deep affinity to the region. Yodfat (named for a Jewish city from the Second Temple era) populated with Israeli Jews and Tamra (mentioned as the domain of 13th century crusaders) populated mostly with Muslim Arab-Israeli citizens that define themselves as Palestinians.

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