Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Dialogue in Action: Turks and Kurds of Anatolia

March 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

We are calling on Kurds and Turks to participate in a groundbreaking video project, The Lens, in San Francisco.

Sponsored by 

Healing-the-Wounds-of-History-Banner-Trans-back

and

The_Lens_Logo_Black

TheLens.world

Video Producer-Director Tamara Gurbis in collaboration with Armand Volkas and Nermin Soyalp of Healing the Wounds of History Institute have launched a peacebuilding workshop and video series project.

The Lens is a unique and groundbreaking social and artistic experiment. It is a workshop and video series that uses drama therapy, expressive arts and other experiential methods, to transform collective trauma and group discord resulting from intercultural conflicts locally and internationally.

The workshop and video series also extends to conflicts in the workplace as well as in the local and national arenas. The Lens’​ approach is adapted by Armand Volkas from his Healing the Wounds of History method to get to the heart of conflicts by purposefully bringing together rival groups from opposing sides of an issue or historical trauma.

Through the therapeutic use of drama, the groups take on the challenge of reinventing their relationship by transforming destructive and dysfunctional group actions into cooperation and life-affirming new narratives.

Every month in San Francisco The Lens team and the Kurdish and Turkish dialogue workshop participants come together. These two groups meet in preparation for the video filming of a Turkish and Kurdish encounter that will take place in early summer.

If you are Turkish or Kurdish and would like to come to our next session and/or would like to learn more about this project, please click on the Participate button, and fill out the participation form. Our associate producer, Nermin Soyalp will be in touch with you shortly.

Participate

or please contact Nermin Soyalp at
phone: (510) 595-5500, Ext.16
e-mail: nermin@healingthewoundsofhistory.org

We will send you the location of the event after confirming your participation.


“Real-world” test of The Lens’ peacebuiliding project with our participants, workshop director, Armand Volkas, video director Tamara Gurbis and our crew. Photography by Scott Finsthwait.

12472692_10153514465373127_6767981033364487070_n12540599_10153514492528127_5209494524724997079_n12472375_10153514499218127_3336080152534665308_n

12000_10153514502698127_6566601784740903662_n

12540815_10153514491213127_4635747586265957145_n

Details

Date:
March 28, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Unnamed Venue
San Francisco, United States

Organizer

Nermin Soyalp
Phone:
(510) 541-3211
Email:
nermin@healingthewoundsofhistory.org