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.

1 + 8

Angelika Brudniak and Cynthia Madansky

February 24, 2016 6:30pm 

1+8, a film by Angelika Brudniak and Cynthia Madansky, addresses Turkey and her eight neighbors, raising questions of identity and the nation as an imagined community. Filmed in border towns of Turkey with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, 1+8 explores what connects and divides the people on both sides of the borders. Through the assemblage of encounters and experiential moments, the film reveals the political and cultural dynamics, human tensions, ideological fissures and poetic energies present at these junctures where identity, landscape, and community converges. 

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Angelika Brudniak is an emerging visual artist and filmmaker who works on video installations and experiential films. She lives in Vienna and Istanbul. 

Cynthia Madansky is a multi-disciplinary artist with a concentration in film and video. Trained as a painter, Madansky continues to pursue painting and drawing as an integral part of her practice. Her films integrate hybrid forms and traditions including autobiography, cinema verite, scripted narrative, ethnographic observation, dance, and performance and painting on film. 

Cynthia and Angelika have collaborated on 1+8 and Minot, North Dakota.