Mahmoud Darwish Chair

‘Beirut Echoes’

12 → 15

72 hours to Lebanon

Beirut. With its rich historical and cultural past, the Lebanese capital captures the imagination. But Beirut is also a political chessboard of sectarianism, abuse of power and corruption. The 2020 explosion in the port area will be forever imprinted on our minds, and today the city remains in the news with its turbulent demonstrations. It is against this background that the Mahmoud Darwish Chair and Bozar present the three-day Beirut echoes festival with talks, film and dance performances in solidarity with Lebanon. The festival seeks to be a platform where art and literature can be shared in an artistic dialogue between Europe and the Middle East. Contemporary creations and encounters between artists and writers shed new light on the country and the city.  

With Ali Chahrour, Chloé Mazlo, Dima Abdallah, Dima Matta, Elias Khoury, Farouk Mardam Bey, Leila Shahid, Katia Al Tawil, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Samira Saleh, Ziad Majed and many others. 

Talks & Debates

Immersive Cinema

15 Dec.'20 →
31 Dec.'23

LEILA - Arabic Literature in European Languages

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels


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