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No Exit | 1, 6 December | theatre | 19:30
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Dissidents Today – from Anti-Communism to Anti-Liberalism? | 4 December | a discussion with Dr Nikolay Mihaylov | 18:30
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Happy Beckett – premiere | 4, 6, 11, 13 December | theatre | 19:30
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Requiem for Two Foxes and a Piano – premiere | 5, 7 December | dance performance | 19:30
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Global Migration Film Festival 2017 | 8, 9, 10, 11 December | screenings
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Tickling Giants | 13, 15 December | screenings, discussions | Sofia, Plovdiv
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An Attempt for a Revolution
PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO BY THE XXL GROUP
30 Nov.–15 Dec. – every working day 10:00–19:00 | Nameless hall, Gulliver hall | Free entrance


The exhibition includes seen and unseen works by the XXL Group (1994-2017). Georgi Tenev selected the works from personal and corporate collections to share his view of the "XXL" phenomenon. This is the story and testimony of an aesthetic rebellion in the years of privatization. The exhibition also includes archives and documentation. Authors: Ivan Kyuranov, Genadi Gatev, Georgi Tushev, Rasim Krastev, Kosyo Minchev, Svilen Stefanov, Huben Cherkelov, Georgi Rujev.
THE SERIES "DEBUTS ON THE EDGE" PRESENTS:

No Exit

THEATRE
1, 6 Dec. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG | Tickets: 12/10 BGN


No Exit is a theatre adaptation of a play written by Jean-Paul Sartre – philosopher, writer and Nobel Prize winner. Three strangers are damned in Hell. Striving for salvation makes them face their own weaknesses and leads them to extremes. Hell is a place where life, character and existence are unthinkable unless we have a mirror to reflect us. The corrective is other people. No Exit is a provocation to reach for our goals and search ways to achieve them.
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The verdict is free choice. A choice we have no courage to make.

The performance is produced by Other Line Theatre.

Directing, adaptation and sound: Darey Chavdarov
Stage and costume design: Rositsa Grancharova
Technical management: Peter Sapondzhiev
Translation: Mariya Koeva
Cast: Radoslav Vladimirov, Martina Krasteva, Nadya Keranova.
Duration: 80 min.

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You can also buy a ticket every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House on 15 Ljuben Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

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: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

The series "Debuts on the Ege" has existed since 2005. It presents new and surprising projects that test the boundaries of different genres and are hard to accomodate in traditional cultural spaces. More than a hundred authors and performers have already presented their works within the series in The Red House, which has established itself as a natural home to the unusual points of view in art.
THE SERIES "IDEOLOGICAL TRAJECTORIES: THE NEW DISSIDENTS" PRESENTS:

Dissidents Today – from Anti-Communism to Anti-Liberalism?
A CONVERSATION WITH DR NIKOLAY MIHAYLOV
4 Dec. | 18:30 | Red Hall | BG |Free entrance


Dr Nikolay Mihaylov is an analyst known for his often sharp critical positions going against established and prevailing beliefs. Over the years, his criticisms have been directed against both the left and the right in Bulgarian politics. Starting from his public positions, the conversation will focus on the significance of difference and disagreement in politics in the modern neoliberal age. Moderator: Iliya Valkov, journalist.
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On the one hand, is it justified to claim that today the imperative to recognize and guarantee difference has turned into a kind of cultural, political and ideological domination? And on the other hand – is it possible to express disagreement with the liberal values of difference and seek alternatives that are not antidemocratic? What are the minimum conditions for such alternatives to be heard?

More on the series "Ideological Trajectories: the New Dissidents"

Radical changes are taking place in political landscapes of Europe and the world. In the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Germany and the United States, new anti-elite parties and candidates with almost no background are gaining broad support and winning elections, and in general dictating the political agenda. Their positions are varied – leaning both to the left and the right; but they champion a common criticism against traditional elites who have lost touch with the majority of ordinary voters' concerns and interests. These new players have their fierce opponents, they are often called populist, there are public appeals for their exclusion from politics. After decades of skepticism and apathy, confrontation and passion are returning to the core of political life. The negative side of this trend towards highly conflicting identity politics is the narrowing space for conversation.

In this series we analyze without prejudice the ideological displacements in contemporary society and the grounds a series of prominent public figures find for them. Why do politicians and intellectuals active in the first years of democracy now rebel against European elites? What turns a convinced pro-European into an advocate of Brexit? What changes in recent years have made such ideological shifts possible? What does it cost to leave the comfort zone of your own reference group and does this make you a "new dissident"? Is this the end of liberalism's hegemony and the end of the "End of History"?

The series "Ideological Trajectories: the New Dissidents" is organized by The Red House in partnership with the Europe-wide network of debating houses Time to Talk. The series is supported by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
ALOS CENTRE FOR INFORMAL EDUCATION AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES PRESENTS:

Happy Beckett
THEATRE
4, 6, 11, 13 Dec. | 19:30 – premiere | Pesha Nikolova | BG | Tickets: 15/12 BGN


An interactive theatre performance inspired by the structure and imagery of Samuel Beckett's play "Happy Days". Instead of the original text of the play, the play will be based on texts of the audience on that particular evening. Each performance will have its own dramatic language, but the structure will always remain the same.
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The aim is to achieve the arrangement of a multicoloured mandala to be scattered by the wind at the end. The active prior participation of the audience is necessary for this format to work. To become a playwright of the show, each of the 25 viewers of "Happy Beckett" must visit the site happybeckett.com, choose a date, complete a poll, and only then buy a ticket.

Idea and directing: Marij Rosen
Dramaturgy: Mariy Rosen and Anna Valchanova
Stage design and costumes: Petya Boyukova
Music: Konstantin Tymoshenko
Starring: Anna Valchanova, Mariy Rosen, Petya Boyukova, Konstantin Tymoshenko

The project was implemented with the support of Sofia Municipality's 2017 Culture Programme.
KINESTHETIC PROJECT PRESENTS:

Requiem for Two Foxes and a Piano
DANCE PERFORMANCE
5, 7 Dec. | 19:30 – premiere | Pesha Nikolova | Tickets: 12/10 BGN


The performance explores the body of the modern person beyond its social function. The project aims to undress the social shell in an elegantly poetic way and touch the naked sensitivity of modern people that is driven out by everyday life. Idea, choreography and visual solution: Miroslav Yordanov; with the participation of: Galina Borissova, Miroslava Zahova and Miroslav Yordanov.
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The project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and with the assistance of Etud Gallery.

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Tickets are also sold every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House desk, 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENTS:

Home in a Foreign Land

SCREENING, 80 min, documentary movie
8 Dec. | 19:00 | Red hall | BG, EN, SP SUBTITLES |Free entrance


The movie tells the stories and dreams of people forced to emigrate from Central America. It also shows the stories of those who remain in their home countries, resisting and transforming their realities. The "Casa del Migrante de Saltillo" located in Coahuila, north Mexico, is the meeting place for these stories, as it is where different migrants come together, looking for a safe place to regain their strength before attempting to cross the border to the United States.
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The documentary exposes the factors that force people to leave their countries, the increasingly violent and repressive control mechanisms that are imposed to try to stop migrants on the move, and the solidarity that emerges between migrants irrespective of borders.

The Global Migration Film Festival 2017
is held in Sofia and Harmanli as part of a global initiative of the International Organization for Migration. The festival will feature films on various topics related to migration: labour migration, climate change and migration, border management, etc. They present problems from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America and Europe. In Sofia, the venues for the festival are: G8 Cinema, Eurocinema, The Fridge, Cervantes Institute, The Red House, New Bulgarian University.

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You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENTS:

Lost in Lebanon

SCREENING, 85 min, documentary movie; directors: Georgia Scott &
Sophia Scott
9 Dec. | 19:00 | Red hall | BG, EN, SP, FR SUBTITLES | Free entrance


"Lost in Lebanon" shows us unknown stories in a region that is on the fringes of hell. It transports us for over a year to Lebanon – in Beirut and on the borders of Syria – and tells the story of the country beyond the news reports, reflecting the lives of the people surviving in the shadow of the Syrian war.
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You can find more information about the movie at its website: http://www.lostinlebanonfilm.com/

The Global Migration Film Festival 2017 is held in Sofia and Harmanli as part of a global initiative of the International Organization for Migration. The festival will feature films on various topics related to migration: labour migration, climate change and migration, border management, etc. They present problems from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America and Europe. In Sofia, the venues for the festival are: G8 Cinema, Eurocinema, The Fridge, Cervantes Institute, The Red House, New Bulgarian University.

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You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENTS:

Misafir a Guest

SCREENING, 26 min, 2017, documentary movie; director: Mariam El Marakeshy
9 Dec. | 20:30 | Red hall |BG, EN SUBTITLES | Free entrance


A documentary about the stories of three teenage refugees from war-torn countries (Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan) who flee to Istanbul in search for better
lives. The movie highlights their background, how they adapt to life in a multicultural city, their contributions, and how Istanbul embraces them as "guests" rather than "refugees".
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The Global Migration Film Festival 2017 is held in Sofia and Harmanli as part of a global initiative of the International Organization for Migration. The festival will feature films on various topics related to migration: labour migration, climate change and migration, border management, etc. They present problems from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America and Europe. In Sofia, the venues for the festival are: G8 Cinema, Eurocinema, The Fridge, Cervantes Institute, The Red House, New Bulgarian University.

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You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENTS:

The Sound of Torture

SCREENING, 59 min, documentary movie; director: Keren Shayo
10 Dec. | 19:00 | Red hall | BG, EN SUBTITLES | Free entrance


After Europe closed its borders in 2006, thousands of
Eritrean refugees fled their military dictator-ruled country towards Israel. The only way out was across the Sinai desert in Egypt. There, many were kidnapped by Bedouin smugglers and taken to camps where they were tortured, raped and forced to call their relatives begging for ransom for their release.
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The film follows an Eritrean journalist-activist living in Sweden. On her radio programme she talks to hostages in the camps while recording their pleas for help, as well as the stories of their family members raising money for their release. We also follow two refugees who made it to Israel in their attempt to save their loved ones' lives.

The Global Migration Film Festival 2017 is held in Sofia and Harmanli as part of a global initiative of the International Organization for Migration. The festival will feature films on various topics related to migration: labour migration, climate change and migration, border management, etc. They present problems from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America and Europe. In Sofia, the venues for the festival are: G8 Cinema, Eurocinema, The Fridge, Cervantes Institute, The Red House, New Bulgarian University.

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You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENTS:

It Has Killed My Mother

SCREENING, 25 min, drama
10 Dec. | 20:15 | Red hall | BG, EN SUBTITLES | Free entrance


A story about female genital mutilation. Amina, the director of the film, is a Congolese refugee living in Kakuma. She is a shining example of someone using her skills and talents in the context where she finds herself – not only to help fellow refugees and migrants, but Kenyans too. Amina reverses the assumption that refugees simply receive aid and wait. A short interview with the director will be presented with the film.
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The Global Migration Film Festival 2017 is held in Sofia and Harmanli as part of a global initiative of the International Organization for Migration. The festival will feature films on various topics related to migration: labour migration, climate change and migration, border management, etc. They present problems from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America and Europe. In Sofia, the venues for the festival are: G8 Cinema, Eurocinema, The Fridge, Cervantes Institute, The Red House, New Bulgarian University.

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You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE DEBATE SERIES „OUR EUROPE: WHAT KIND OF EUROPEA DO WE WANT"PRESENTS:

Is There a Single European Law?
DEBATE
11 Dec. | 18:30 | French Institute | FR, BG | Free entrance


Is there a single rule of law on a European scale common to all member states? If this is the case, how can the unwillingness of some countries to apply different European regulations be seen? Under what conditions is the single European legal system compatible with the national sovereignty of member states?
Повече
Rule of law can be defined as an institutional system in which public authority is subordinate to the law. Such a system implies, on the other hand, the equality of subjects before legal norms, as well as the existence of independent jurisdictions and the observance of a normative hierarchy.

If we transpose this system on a supranational level, can we conclude that there is a single rule of law on a European scale common to all member states? If this is the case, how can the unwillingness of some countries to apply different European regulations be seen?

Under what conditions is the single European law compatible with the national sovereignty of member states? This question may cause us to consider the common values on which European law is based, which are inseparable from the very idea of Europe.

Finally, we should ask to what extent these values are intended to constitute a system of norms binding for all members of the European Union, thereby consolidating the existence of a genuine single European legal union.

This is the seventh debate of the series "Our Europe: What Kind of Europe Do We Want?" organized by the French Institute - Bulgaria and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate "Andrey Nikolov". The events are held monthly in 2017. In each debate there is a French participant and Bulgarian intellectuals who share their visions on our future Europe.

The guests on 11 December will be Philippe BAS, Peter STOYANOV and Ivanka IVANOVA.

Philippe BAS is a French politician, a member of the Republican Party. He is the former chief secretary of the Elysee Palace during the term of president Jacques Chirac and minister of health and solidarity in Dominique de Villepin's government. Since October 1, 2014, he has chaired the Senate Legislative Commission.

Petar STOYANOV is a Bulgarian lawyer and politician. He was the president of the Republic of Bulgaria from 22 January 1997 to 22 January 2002. In 2004 he was nominated as the Special Envoy of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for the settlement of the conflict in Transnistria.

Ivanka IVANOVA is a Bulgarian lawyer and director of the Law Programme of the Open Society Institute. Her professional interests are in the areas of rule of law, human rights, European integration and judicial reform.

The debate will take place at the French Institute in Bulgaria (3 Slaveykov Square, Sofia 1000).

The event will have a simultaneous translation. The entrance is free.
THE GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENTS:

Shingal, Where Are You?

SCREENING, 98 min, 2016, documentary movie; director: Angelos Rallis
11 Dec. | 19:00 | Red hall | BG, EN SUBTITLES | Free entrance


Filmed in an abandoned coal mine at the Turkish border, the movie weaves together the dramatic stories of Yezidi refugees following ISIS attacks and the kidnapping of more than 3000 women and children.
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The Global Migration Film Festival 2017 is held in Sofia and Harmanli as part of a global initiative of the International Organization for Migration. The festival will feature films on various topics related to migration: labour migration, climate change and migration, border management, etc. They present problems from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South and North America and Europe. In Sofia, the venues for the festival are: G8 Cinema, Eurocinema, The Fridge, Cervantes Institute, The Red House, New Bulgarian University.

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You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EXHIBITION "AN ATTEMPT FOR A REVOLUTION"

Rassim – Life and Work, Fluids and Flesh (a Subjective View)

SCREENINGS, DIALOGUES
12 Dec. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG | Free entrance


A narrative / conversation / analysis of a unique artistic body. A firewalking experience recorded through video and memories. Reminiscences of decades of artistic radicalism and experiments not previously seen in Bulgarian art and a metaphor of the market worship that hit Bulgaria after the fall of the communist cult: Rassim changes his body.
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In the scope of a year, he turns into a muscular ideal of the power age. He cuts out parts of his flesh to testify: it is not circumcision that makes man a brother or an enemy. Rassim takes upon himself the desperation of homeless youth. He breathes glue and is on the edge between art and reality, health and illness.

With the participation of: Rassim Krastev and Georgi Tenev.

Reservations: You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE EMBASSY OF THE NETHERLANDS AND THE RED HOUSE PRESENT:

Tickling Giants
SCREENING, 111 min, documentary film, 2016; director: Sara Taksler, USA
13 Dec. | 18:30 | Red hall | EN AND ARAB, BG SUBS | Entrance: by invitation or prior registration


On the occasion of Human Rights Day – 10 December – we invite you to a screening of the documentary Tickling Giants and a discussion on freedom of speech, humour and power. in the discussion: Dr Georgi Ezekiev, surgeon and publisher of "Zov News"; blogger and journalist Ruslan Trad. Moderator: Irina Nedeva, journalist at the Bulgarian Natinal Radio and president of the Association of European Journalists in Bulgaria.
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More about the participants

Dr Georgi Ezekiev
is a surgeon and publisher of "Zov News". He recently received death threats for a journalistic investigation along with the media's Editor-in-Chief Maria Dimitrova.

Ruslan Trad
is a blogger and journalist who focuses on topics from the Middle East and North Africa. Trad is also a co-founder of the Bulgarian team of the Global Voices platform and founder of the Arab Culture Forum.

The event is organized in partnership with The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria.

The film is in Arabic and English with subtitles in Bulgarian. The discussion is in Bulgarian.

Entrance: with invitations or following a registration here.

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Tickling Giants is a comical documentary about the 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef. During the Arab Spring, he trades his career as a doctor for life as a talk show host. Soon, he has his own late night show on Egyptian television. Youssef's fortunes and misfortunes appear to be very dependent on the quirks of the leaders of the land. This makes Tickling Giants perhaps the funniest history lesson on turbulent modern Egypt. Humour can banish any evil; that is the conviction of doctor Bassem Youssef. However, in his job as heart surgeon there is not much to laugh at. As a release for his humorous side, and to make a difference in the protests against the regime, he starts a YouTube channel full of homemade movies in which he ridicules President Mubarak. The channel is a huge success, with scores of viewers each day. It encourages Youssef to make a bold move, quitting his job as a heart surgeon to pursue a new career as a full-time comedian.

Due to his popularity, he manages to get his own television show on an Egyptian television channel. He takes the format from his biggest role model: American comedian and satirist Jon Stewart. Al Bernameg ('The Show') soon becomes one of the most watched programmes in the Arab world, with 30 million viewers per show. But the satirical programme is as controversial as it is popular, thanks to its criticism of the regime. After the dictator Mubarak is ousted, the tide seems to turn. But the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood also does not seem to be very fond of freedom of speech. Youssef and his team are under immense pressure, but still continue 'tickling the giants', using humour and satire to challenge injustice and hypocrisy.

Awards: Nominated Best Feature Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival 2016.
REPLICA THEATRE AND N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENT:

Alone
DOCUMENTARY THEATRE
14 Dec. | 19:30 – premiere| Red hall | BG | Tickets: 12/10 BGN

Many houses. One person. Silence. If a person says something but there is no one to hear it, did they say it really? In Bulgaria there are over 60 villages with only one inhabitant. 60 other villages have two inhabitants. The performance is one of the winners of the N/TRY Small Art Doc Grant Programme. Authors and cast: Boryana Peneva, Milko Yovchev. Artist: Margarita Dancheva.
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Reservations: you can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE EMBASSY OF THE NETHERLANDS AND THE RED HOUSE PRESENT:

Tickling Giants
SCREENING, 111 min, documentary film, 2016; director: Sara Taksler, USA
15 Dec. | 16:30 | Cat and Mouse, 14 Hristo Dyukmedzhiev Str., 4000 Kapana, Plovdiv | EN AND ARAB, BG SUBS | Entrance: by invitation or prior registration

On the occasion of Human Rights Day – 10 December – we invite you to a screening of the documentary Tickling Giants and a discussion on freedom of speech, humour and power with Ivo Dernev ("Pod Tepeto" online media), Viktor Yankov (Radio Plovdiv and Plovdiv Night) and Maria Sharkova ( medical law, lawyer).
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Moderator: Irina Nedeva, journalist at the Bulgarian National Radio and president of the Association of European Journalists in Bulgaria.

The event is organized in partnership with The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria and "Pod Tepeto".

The film is in Arabic and English, with subtitles in Bulgarian. The discussion is in Bulgarian.

Entrance: by invitation or following a registration here.

More about the movie

Tickling Giants is a comical documentary about the 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef. During the Arab Spring, he trades his career as a doctor for life as a talk show host. Soon, he has his own late night show on Egyptian television. Youssef's fortunes and misfortunes appear to be very dependent on the quirks of the leaders of the land. This makes Tickling Giants perhaps the funniest history lesson on turbulent modern Egypt. Humour can banish any evil; that is the conviction of doctor Bassem Youssef. However, in his job as heart surgeon there is not much to laugh at. As a release for his humorous side, and to make a difference in the protests against the regime, he starts a YouTube channel full of homemade movies in which he ridicules President Mubarak. The channel is a huge success, with scores of viewers each day. It encourages Youssef to make a bold move, quitting his job as a heart surgeon to pursue a new career as a full-time comedian.

Due to his popularity, he manages to get his own television show on an Egyptian television channel. He takes the format from his biggest role model: American comedian and satirist Jon Stewart. Al Bernameg ('The Show') soon becomes one of the most watched programmes in the Arab world, with 30 million viewers per show. But the satirical programme is as controversial as it is popular, thanks to its criticism of the regime. After the dictator Mubarak is ousted, the tide seems to turn. But the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood also does not seem to be very fond of freedom of speech. Youssef and his team are under immense pressure, but still continue 'tickling the giants', using humour and satire to challenge injustice and hypocrisy.

You can see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?time_continue=117&v=Y EQcD0b4v1

Awards: Nominated Best Feature Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival 2016
N/TRY OUTWARD PRESENTS:

What Remains
DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE-PROMENADE
15, 18 Nov. | 19:30 | Free entrance with a donation following the performance


Led by the actors of Vox Populi, the audience of the performance will walk to three significant streets in Sofia to witness situations from a parallel city life. In front of memorials, garbage containers, graffiti art and invisible hiding places, they will suddenly hear the city's enigmatic inhabitants speak the people who take care of what "remains", of what we leave behind.
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Director: Neda Sokolovska
Cast: Plamena Pencheva, Petko Kamenov, Georgi Naddzhiev, Stoyka Stefanova. The performance starts at The Red House and will be presented outdoors.

* Due to the specifics of the show, the maximum number of viewers is limited to 15 people. You need to reserve a place in advance by e-mailing [email protected]

The performance is a joint initiative of VOX POPULI Documentary Theatre Studio, the Ecological Association "For the Earth" and students of Cultural Studies at Sofia University.

The performance is part of the project "School for Sustainable Development and Activism" implemented by "For the Earth" and "Friends of the Earth-Europe." It aims to promote informal methods of environmental education with a focus on practical knowledge and building an informed civilian position on global topics that affect people and nature.

During the first stage of the project, in May-June 2017, a field study was organized in which the team met with dozens of recyclers in different parts of Sofia. Most of the garbage collection points in the city were visited and the team collected the stories of the people who visit them every day and feed themselves and their families with the money received. These "anonymous" garbage collectors, who often face our apathy and suspicion, are in fact among the most important engines for the constant renewal of Sofia and the preservation of its appearance.

"Friends of the Earth Bulgaria" is thankful for the financial support of the European Union. The content of this event and the materials presented in it do not reflect the positions of the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for the information provided during the event.
THE SOFIA LGBTI COMMUNITY FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

Gender(Fluid)
CONCERT, POETIC READING, PERFORMANCE
16 Dec. | 19:30 | Red hall |BG, EN | Tickets: 10/8 лв.


The musical-poetic-behavioural performance is like an alchemical-physical experiment with the fluid "gender" and, like all other Strawberry Finns projects, is open to audience participation. This enables each viewer to become part of the study. Gender (Fluid) is a series of entertaining actions with seven subjects aimed at exploring the theme of gender and gender roles through improvisation. Author: The Strawberry Finns – an improvisational musical underground formation.
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Gender (Fluid) is the gray area between "boy" and "girl", something third, maybe even fourth and fifth ...
Gender (Fluid) is when you are seven years old and you want to try Mother's scarf, but your grandfather says these are "female things" ...
Gender (Fluid) is when instead of skirts, you prefer to wear trousers (even in the summer) and your friends say you are acting "male" ...
Gender (Fluid) is when you do not want to give birth, but your mother always insists and asks when she will have grandchildren ...
Gender (Fluid) is where you like to wear maskara, hairspray and makeup (but in the evening so no one will see you) ...
Gender (Fluid) is when you do not love football and your classmates play it during school recess ...
Gender (Fluid) is when someone tells you "Act like a real man!" Or "This isn't appropriate for a woman!" ...
But, after all, who can say what is appropriate for a man and a woman?
Or for an anti-man and an anti-woman?
Who sets the norm?
And what about those who completely fall out of the binary matrix?

Do not worry. For these and many other questions, we have no answers. But we certainly have many more questions.

Gender (Fluid) is theatrical music or musical theatre: a series of entertaining actions with seven subjects aimed at exploring the theme of gender and gender roles through improvisation.

Behind Gender (Fluid) are The Strawberry Finns: Angelica Nightingale, Konstantin Kuchev, Alexander Evtimov-Shamancheto.

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Tickets are also sold every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House desk on 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
CIVIL ASSOCIATION "LIBERTARIUM" PRESENTS:

I Will Tell You a Story

THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
17 Dec. | 16:30 | Pesha Nikolova hall | BG | Entrance: 6/4 BGN


A show for children based on children's texts (suitable for ages over 6). The show is based on five fairy tales, each with a different perspective on the topic of diversity. The actors are seeking entrance to their own past childhood. Will the fairy tale worlds of children's imagination survive the pressure of growing up?
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Based on the fairy tales of: Lubomira Dimitrova, Albena Veleva, Kristian Teodosiev, Kiril Dimov and Victor Dzhakov.

Cast:
Denitza Datinova, Yana Bobeva, Boyan Arsov and Zhivko Simeonov; dramaturgy: Yasen Vasilev; visual environment and costumes : Karolina Dalkalucheva; musical arrangement: Kristian Sugarev; staging: Teya Sugareva.

This project is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality for 2017.

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Reservations: you can book a place on. 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and e-mail [email protected] Reservations are valid until 15 minutes before the start of the event.
THE SOFIA LGBTI COMMUNITY FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

#Pride
VERBATIM THEATRE
17 Dec. | 19:30 | Red hall | BG, EN SUBTITLES | Tickets: 12/10 BGN

A documentary play that portrays the stories of some of the participants in the Pride parade in 2008, which was remembered as the first one in Bulgaria. Behind the media coverage, the social attention and the reactions against diversity lies the choice of people, both LGBTI and heterosexual, who dared to publicly support the idea of a Pride.
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#Pride is a project of Theatre Association KOMA ludens and is part of the documentary art platform of Vox Populi N/TRY implemented with the support of The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate and with the support of ID Club.

The performance is part of the Sofia LGBTI Community Festival, which will be held from 11 to 17 December 2017.

Director: Konstanza Getzova
Idea and text: Daniel Alexandrov
With the participation of: Mihail Milchev, Martina Apostolova, Krasimira Dukovska, Vladimir Solakov, Stanislav Anev, Tveta Doycheva
Guest: Ivaylo-Valentino Uchanov
Training: Vassilia Drebova
Voice: Yavor Karaivanov, Yana Moshovova
Video: Raya Rumenova
Video editing: Svetoslav Yankov, Raya Rumenova
Audio processing: Osman Yusein, Yavor Lazarov
Shoe design: Zaneta Ivanova
Mentor: Neda Sokolovska

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Tickets are also sold every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House desk on 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: You can book a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are valid up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
N/TRY ART DOC SPACE PRESENTS:

LOW COST

DOCUMENTARY-SENSORY PERFORMANCE
19 Dec at 19:30 |20, 21 Dec. at 18:00 and 20:00 | All halls | BG, EN | Tickets: 12/10 BGN


LOW COST is inspired by the social dimensions of tourism in Bulgaria. Questions like how we present ourselves to the outside world, how we think of the separations "abroad" and "at home", what kind of mask we create and what personality hides beneath it, are the basis for exploring the symptoms of the national identity problem and its presentation in the XXI-st century. The performance is a journey into different dimensions of the tourist experience.
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Participants: Stefan Prokorov, Martina Novakova, Kety Marinova, Georgi Atanasov and Vassilia Drebova.

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19 December, 19:30

20 December, 18:00
20 December, 20:00
21 December, 18:00
21 December, 20:00

Tickets are also sold every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at The Red House on 15 Ljuben Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Past Events
For events before 2017, please write to [email protected]
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