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The Ibn Rushd Fund organizes events in various fields – lectures, book presentations, round table discussions, film screenings, and many more. All these activities aim to foster Freedom of Thought, no only in the Arabic World, but also on the other side of the Mediterranean. The events take place in different locations.

  • Film Screening: “Recollection” (2015) 70 mins
    Welcome to the next event of the online version of our ongoing [zait wa: zaʕtar] Festival of Palestinian Arts and Culture! For the next upcoming lockdown weekend, we prepared a the screening of Kamal Aljafari’s film ‘Recollection’ for you, together with the artist talking with the festival’s film curator Nahed Awwad.
  • Film Screening: ‘A Magical Substance Flows Into Me’
    Over the course of the film, Manna follows in Dr. Robert Lachmann’s footsteps and visits Kurdish, Moroccan and Yemenite Jews, Samaritans, members of urban and rural Palestinian communities, Bedouins and Coptic Christians, as they exist today within the geographic space of historical Palestine.
  • New Year’s greetings with Zait WaZa3tar Podcast with Bakr Khleifi
    العربية DeutschDear friends of the Ibn Rushd Fund, We wish you a new year as happy as possible in the current circumstances. But the light of spring is in sight, […]
  • Zait WaZa3tar Festival: 13.12.2020 – Restoring Memory through Archive
    Missing Archive, missing narrative? Where is the archive of Palestine, and who owns it? How did the missing archive create a void in the Palestinian narrative and what did the Palestinians do to compensate this? In her films, Mahasen Nasser Eldin […]
  • Zait WaZa3tar Festival: 22.11.2020 – Against the Loveless World – Book Discussion with Susan Abulhawa
    العربية DeutschFollowing our discussion of “Silences & Words” in Palestinian literature (you can find the recording of the event here), we are glad to announce this discussion with award-winning novelist […]
  • Tunisia: 9 years after the revolution
    nine years since the flight of long-time President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2011, which triggered the revolutions in many Arab countries, and were later called the ‘Arab Spring’.
  • Let´s celebrate together! 03.10.2018
    Unity and community is important on more than one level of society. There is the unity of the two Germanys, but there is an increasing importance also of the unity of those living together in this society, because there are many and they are diverse and that is a good thing.
  • Light for the Future
    project was primarily about bringing refugee women closer to their surroundings. Old and new Berlin women met and took thematic walks in nature, history, politics and culture, getting to know their surroundings and each other better. We then processed the collected impressions and thoughts at subsequent Art Workshops.
  • Al Qafila 2018: Concert in Berlin June 29th 2018
    Ibn Rushd on tour with Al Qafila 2018 – the cultural caravan on the Journey of Life along the ‘Balkan Route’. The Qafila al-Hayat sends artists and musicians from seven Arab countries on a Journey of Life to travel as a caravan in the footsteps of the men and women who fled war and destruction in their home countries in the Middle East along what became known as the Balkan Route. And while they are experiencing their compatriots journey, these young people are on a mission: to show local audiences the rich culture that is a treasure brought by the people traveling towards a future on this most fateful journey of their lives.
  • In Memory of Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm
    The Ibn Rushd Fund and the Sadik Al-Azm Foundation for Culture and Education hosted a memorial event for Prof. Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm, who passed away on December 11th, 2016 after a short but grave illness. The event took place on February 10th, 2017 in Berlin in the Festsaal of Berlin’s main city hall Rotes Rathaus.
  • Young Journalists
    Young journalists was a press competition project for pupils of from each one boys and one girls school in Tulkarem – Palestine A joint work between the Palestinian Ministry of Education and the Ibn Rushd Foundation for Free Thought. This is to activate the student’s relationship with problems in their environment and to discuss them completely freely. The competition took place for a period of three months, during which students participating had to go to libraries and the Internet in search for sources of news.
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