Programme

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Wednesday 3.4.

Walking and food? An ideal combination! Five stops awaiting you to taste Middle Eastern dishes and beverages, plus about 3 km of walking on top of that. Enjoy the capital of West Bohemian to the fullest!

The 10th year of the Festival of Arab Culture is literally going to be delicious! Food is no doubt a strong binding element, and that's why we'll be offering tasting samples of Arab culture in Pilsen all week long. The official opening with the participation of the main partners of the festival, the University of West Bohemia and the City of Pilsen, is by invitation only.

Thursday 4.4.

Food Isn't Only on the Plate (international conference - DAY 1)

9:30 | Moving Station | Cora Josting

Food in different roles and meanings will be studied and sampled by Czech and foreign experts over the course of three days in Pilsen. The main programme sections (e.g.Food in the Global Context and Food as an Instrument of Power) will be available to watch on-line. The event is open to anybody from public who is interested, but the registration in advance is necessary, get in touch at kontakt@arabfest.cz or fill the registration form here or on our Facebook. You can find the detailed program here

ARABFEST: 10 Years (exhibition opening)

17:00 | Magistrát, 1st floor

It began with the Path of Dates and Olive Trees, then we listened to the sound of the lute and rebab, spent some time in Andalusia, were guests in an Arab household, discussed the topic of women and their roles and the power of social media. We've explored the city, architecture and public space and this year we're celebrating 10 years of the festival's existence with food. It's time for self-reflection and a bit of emotion. ARABFEST in photographs will show visitors how the time has gone by with ARABFEST from 2010 to 2019!

Culinary Workshop: Welcome to Palestine!

18:00 | DEPO2015 | Rania Talala

Discover the secrets of Palestinian cuisine together with Rania Talala, founder of the culinary blog Les Petits Plats Palestiniens de Rania. Through her culinary art, Tania conveys memories of her childhood in a Palestinian family and will share three original recipes with you. This event is organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the State of Palestine. Booking in advance reccomended via e-mail kontakt@arabfest.cz. (Sorry! Fully booked!)

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A Glass of Lebanese Wine at Moving Station

19:30 | Moving Station, Malý sál | Tomáš Blahut

Sommelier Tomáš Blahut will prepare and offer you a selection of Lebanese wines to taste again this year! Guests will also be treated to small snacks. For capacity reasons we recommend advance on-line booking on our website. 

Food memories_Boiling Project!! Food, art, and research.

20:30 | Moving Station, Velký sál | Suraia Abud Coaik

An etno-culinary performance about life, emotions and food stories from Hammana. By Lebanese-Uruguayan chef and food anthropologist Suraia Abud Coaik. 

Friday 5.4.

Food Isn't Only on the Plate (international conference - DAY 2: Food in a global context)

9:30 | Plzeňský Prazdroj | Jakub Mazanec

Food in different roles and meanings will be studied and sampled by Czech and foreign experts over the course of three days in Pilsen. The Friday program will be dedicated to the topic Food in the Global Context. You can watch the talks on-line, but this event is also open to anybody from public who is interested - please fill registration form here or just write us on kontakt@arabfest.cz. Find the detailed program here.

Food Isn't Only on the Plate (international conference - DAY 2: Lecture by Milos Mendel)

13:30 | Plzeňský Prazdroj | Doc. PhDr. Miloš Mendel, CSc.

Conference talk by the islamologist and university teacher Mr. Miloš Mendel discussing/ dealing with wine and other types of fermented beverages in the Arab history before the birth of Islam as well as later on, when alcohol became part of a religious doctrine.

Food Isn't Only on the Plate (international conference - DAY 2: Food as a tool of help / power)

15:30 | DEPO2015, Klempírna | Michal „Hugo“ Hromas | Rania Talala | Lukas Driedger

Food in different roles and meanings will be studied and sampled by Czech and foreign experts over the course of three days in Pilsen. Within the Friday afternoon program we will talk about the food as a tool of help and as a tool of power as well. You can look forward to get know the project Cook2Help, Rania's initiate #LaResistanceDanslAssiette or find out more about humanitarian disaster in Yemen (by Lukas Drieger from NGO Adra, Germany). You can watch the talks on-line, but event is also open to anybody from public who is interested - please fill the conference registration form here or on our Facebook or just write us on kontakt@arabfest.cz. The detailed program is here

 

Culinary workshop with Suraia Abud Coaik

18:00 | DEPO2015 | Suraia Abud Coaik

A quick journey into the vegetarian Lebanese food: zaatar, debs, acidity and more! A great culinary workshop by great Lebanese-Uruguayan chef and food anthropologist Suraia Abud Coaik. Capacity limited - booking in advance is necessary via e-mail kontakt@arabfest.cz. (Sorry, fully booked!)

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ArabFILMfest: With myself I started (2017)

20:00 | DEPO2015, Klempírna

Frustrated from garbage and rubbish that can be found scattered all over Jordan, Amal has decided to find a solution to this environmental problem and contribute to a more sustainable future of Jordan. In 2012, she founded the Towards Zero-Waste Initiative, which  is spreading awareness of sustainable lifestyles through educational programs. Amal's journey was documented by a Lebanese director Elie Nemri. The movie is screened in the original version with English subtitles.

Saturday 6.4.

Grand Saturday Programme: Cheers!

11:00 | DEPO2015 | Michal „Hugo“ Hromas | Aneta Obtulovičová | Filip Týc | DJ GADJO.CZ

This year's Saturday programme in the industrial premises of DEPO2015 is sure to taste great! You can look forward to the rich program continuously on 10 scenes - to the culinary workshops, films, interesting talks and debates about food, while tasting it as well! The popular ORIENTAL STREET FOOD MARKET will also take place for the second time. In addition to food, you can expect courses in Arabic or craft workshops and oriental markets, where you can get everything from spices and coffee to books or hand made jewellery. Children can have fun too - animating videos or listening to the stories of Janko Polák. The day will close off with Radio 1 DJs playing a special set of world music with an accent on Arabic music. It's going to be a proper party! You can find the detailed programme here.

Arab Style Gril - culinary workshop by Hugo Hromas

11:00 | DEPO2015, Ateliér + nádvoří | Michal „Hugo“ Hromas

Nejvíce ho baví vařit pod širým nebem. Provozuje tzv. kočovnou restauraci jednoho kuchaře Nomadis catering. Aktuálně má pořad na stream.cz s názvem U stánku. Řeč je o Hugo Hromasovi. Tento uznávaný privat chef vám předvede své kulinářské umění na grilu. Vše na arabský způsob. (Příprava uvnitř, grilování venku na nádvoří.)

Kapacita: 12 osob. Doporučujeme rezervaci přes e-mail kontakt@arabfest.cz.

Maqlúba - „palestinská slaná bábovka“

13:00 | DEPO2015

Maqlúba znamená arabsky překlopená. Není to náhodou - vrcholem přípravy tohoto tradičního a vynikajícího palestinského pokrmu z kuřete, zeleniny a rýži je právě vyklopení obsahu hrnce na tác. Workshop v režii Palestinského klubu v Praze.

Vzhledem k omezené kapacitě doporučujeme registraci předem přes e-mail kontakt@arabfest.cz.

Palestine for vegetarians

15:15 | DEPO2015, Ateliér

Jídla snadná na přípravu a k zbláznění vynikající! Přijďte se naučit pod vedením Palestinského klubu v Praze bezchybný špenátový salát a čočku s rýží. Pěkně po palestinsku.

Vzhledem k omezené kapacitě doporučujeme registraci předem přes e-mail kontakt@arabfest.cz.

Culinary workshop: Lamb Koftas filled with Feta cheese

17:00 | DEPO2015, Ateliér

Ukázkovou přípravou oblíbeného jehněčího kofte vás provede tým kuchařů z restaurací Freedom burger a U Matasů. Kofte bude plněné sýrem Feta, servírované s tzatziky a domácím arabským chlebem. A dochucené to celé bude kořením dodaným naším oblíbeným Kořením od Antonína.

Vzhledem k omezené kapacitě doporučujeme registraci předem přes e-mail kontakt@arabfest.cz.

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ArabFILMfest: Couscous: The Seeds of Dignity (2017)

18:30 | DEPO2015, Klempírna

This award-winning documentary focuses on political, social, economic and environmental conditions of cereal cultivation and cous cous production in Tunisia. It examines the centrality of the food issue for the Tunisian struggle for individual and collective human dignity as well as issues of independence and sovereignty. The film will be shown in Arabic and French with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a debate with a selected guest. The event is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Tunisia in Prague. For capacity reasons we recommend advance on-line booking on our website.

Sunday 7.4.

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Tastes and Smells of Kuiwaiti Souks

15:00 | Restaurant U Matasů

Let us take you to Kuwait, a country that will surprise you with its friendly atmosphere and culinary art. The Kuwaiti people have always been adept sailors, bringing spices and precious commodities into the Gulf from the East. The souks of Kuwait have undergone modernisation and lost their original appearance in many places, yet they are still among the most authentic in the region. During this Sunday afternoon we will see the local souks in the photographs of Helena Hanzlíčková, taste selected Kuwaiti meals prepared by the chef of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Prague, and in the end we will immerse ourselves in stories from the new book by the Dar Ibn Rushd publishing house "Modern Kuwait Short-Stories" (2018). This event is supported by the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Prague.

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ArabFILMfest: Soufra (2017)

19:00 | Měšťanská beseda - Divadélko JoNáš

The film Soufra presents the inspirational story of Mariam Shaara, a third-generation refugee in the Lebanese Burl El Barajneh refugee camp, where she has spent her whole life. Against all odds she decideds to follow her dream and founds a succesful catering company called "Soufra", which gives women in the camp not only work but also hope of a better life. The film is in Arabic with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a debate with selected guest. For capacity reasons we recommend advance on-line booking on our website.

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