The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

*immersion: Loop Screening

Off the Coast (15' 06, 2015)

August 1-5, 2016 10am-5pm 

Off the Coast looks at bodies in collision. Here, human bodies meet a body of water in the contested space of the Dalieh in Raouche, Beirut's last stretch of undeveloped, public coastline. The divers' practices become a political and metaphysical resistance to threats of development. 

Without entrance costs, *immersion: Loop Screening was made possible by the generosity and openness of the artist in sharing their work with us free of charge.

Mahmoud Safadi lives between Beirut and Toronto, and he studied film production, history, and digital media at York University. 

The *immersion screenings were curated by Fiona Glen.