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Common Ground Documentary Premiere @ MSWPF
July 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
The Common Ground Documentary will premiere at the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival on 22 July, 6 PM at Loop Project Space & Bar.
Common Ground was established by Multicultural Arts Victoria 5 years ago and is a unique, multilingual, multi-faith project that uses various forms of writing, primarily spoken word, to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures.
The program comprising of facilitated workshops, originated with the Sikh and Muslim communities within Melbourne, expanded to include diverse communities across Melbourne, country Victoria and Perth.
The documentary touches on faith, identity and overcoming adversity through creative expression. It explores the journey of emerging poets Shimaa, Lexi and Patti leading up to their final performance at the Malthouse Theatre, in Melbourne in December 2017. The documentary also features performances and reflections by past participants who’ve established them selves amongst the emerging Melbourne spoken word scene.
The transformative and unifying essence of the spoken word is explored through facilitators, Nour Abouzeid, Manal Younus and Eugenia Flynn, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa; and youth leader, Julie Babiano; and empowers participants through creative writing and performance workshops.
The Premiere will feature poetry readings from the films featured poets; Shimaa, Lexi and Patti.
Doors: 6pm | Screening: 6.30pm.
Loop Project Space & Bar
23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Tickets: $15 on sale via Humantix.
If you are a poet featured in the film and would like to attend this screening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD AND DRINKS:
Loop has a bar, and delicious pizzas.
Entrance and bathroom are fully wheelchair accessible.