LPAC GLOBAL

NY Forum of Amazigh Film

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The New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) is an annual showcase of feature, documentary and short films about the Amazigh or “Berber” people of North Africa and in the diaspora. 

NYFAF creates a space where a cultural community of filmmakers, artists and scholars whose work is focused on indigenous Amazigh identity and culture can share their knowledge with a diverse audience and foster dialogue across local, transnational and global issues. 

Through pre-and-post Amazigh cinema screening Q&A sessions, live performances and art and artifact exhibitions, the Forum promotes an understanding of the unique history, culture and language of the Amazigh people by engaging students, faculty and community participants in experiential global learning.

New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)
Amsagar NUsaru Amazigh G New York Fourth Edition

Little Theater, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City 11101

Board Members

Habiba Boumlik, Founder and curator
Lucy McNair, Curator and co-chair of the committee
Wafa Bahri, Programming coordinator and social media advertiser
Mustapha Akhoullou, Cultural and political institutions coordinator


Global Exchange Program:
Balkan Region

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Global Exchange Program: Balkan Region is the first in LPAC’s newly established five-year initiative  intended to create new, collaborative theatre pieces with resident directors based in NYC and already established international theatre partners in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia. These collaborations will allow LPAC and partners to enrich their current artist development initiatives and support for emerging, international work, through the sharing of ideas and practices, and the exposure to new audiences both in New York City and abroad.


Balkan Projects

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The Same Day

Bulgaria/ United States

Written by Stefan Ivanov - Directed by John Michael DiResta

On a ship, a grandfather and his grandson lie caught in the same time loop that plagues marginalized people everywhere, from refugee camps to major cities. Their endless return is a brutal, cruel, yet often hilarIous version of today's present Global condition.


Home|YuvA

Turkey/ Istanbul

Written by Sami Berat Marcali - Directed by Ellie Heyman

No common language, past comforts or future dreams. Home|Yuva follows an unlikely quartet -- a Turkish refugee, autistic artist, club star, and taxi driver --  in search of common bonds. Void of shared language, their bodies begin to speak. Drawing from the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and the increasingly fractured American dream, Home/Yuva is an international collaboration between Turkish and American artists.

May 2016, Istanbul.  Workshop(s) with ikincikat. Director Elena Heyman
Click Here to View More Home|Yuva Photos


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UNDERWATER

This project is the first in LPAC’s newly established three-year initiative “The Balkan Project” intended to create new, collaborative theatre pieces with resident theatre company Built for Collapse and already established international theatre partners in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia. These collaborations will allow LPAC and partners to enrich their current artist development initiatives and support for emerging, international work, through the sharing of ideas and practices, and the exposure to new audiences both in New York City and abroad.


PRIVATOPIA

November 2015 - Written by Greek Playwright Maria Efstathiadi performed at LPAC.