Une magnifique pièce de théatre historique (en arabe sous-titré en anglais) de Leila Soliman
The British soldiers entered the house in the afternoon, about 4pm. My mother-in-law asked the soldiers, “Shall we get you some geese?,” but they replied “Zig zig.”
Almost one hundred years ago, during the British occupation of Egypt, a small village near Giza called Nazlat al-Shobak was violently raided by British soldiers.
A military court was convened to investigate the villagers’ allegations that the army had looted and burned Nazlat al-Shobak, terrorized its residents and executed five village notables. Amongst the witnesses called to give evidence were a dozen women who had been raped by British soldiers.
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HISH VZW is a Belgian-Egyptian non-profit organization founded by Ruud Gielens & Laila Soliman whose specific activities include creating theatre, dance and music productions in collaboration with partners in the Middle East and more specifically Egypt.
Its objective is to have an intercultural dialogue between artists from the Middle East and Europe. Activities include organizing workshops with the aim of a cultural, educational and social exchange, and the establishment of an outreach program in Cairo for cultural, educational and recreational activities and the development of intercultural awareness and dialogue to a wide audience in Cairo, the Middle East and Europe.
The famous street of Sidi Abdallah Guech (Zarqoun), in the old medina of Tunis houses the only red light district in the Arab World, a place where sex work is legally regulated. Weaving in and out of architectural models, this project will give the audience an insight into a world of untold stories where the relationship between the individual and authorities is at its very center. Based on personal stories and narratives, between forced conditions and choices.
Documentary theatre performance in Arabic with English translation, 40’, 2015
It is 2015.
Almost 5 years after the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
According to several sources The State Security Agency was dissolved and does no longer operate.
What would happen if we imagined a museum for the State Security Agency?.
A museum built up entirely out of rumors and personal experiences that people had with the “Political Police”, for example.
But where do rumors end and where does truth begin?