'Film School in Mosul' short films shine at Unesco expo in Brussels| 3 February 2023
UNESCO is organising a photo exhibition in Brussels Park to mark the fifth anniversary of its flagship initiative 'Revive the Spirit of Mosul' from the 23th of January to the 17th of February 2023. There, they will showcase the impact of the European Union-funded project 'Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities'.
To mark the conclusion of the exhibition, a special event "Empowering Citizens through Heritage Restoration, Culture and Education in Mosul and Basra" will be organised at BOZAR's Palais des Beaux Arts on the 8th of February 2023. Participants will have the opportunity to dive into the historical centres of Mosul and Basra through photographs and short films. Visitors will witness the reconstruction of iconic historical buildings, the vocational training of young people, including the transfer of ancestral craft techniques, and the revival of Iraq's vibrant multicultural life.
This expo will also feature the short films of the 'Film School in Mosul'. Film School in Mosul, is a structural collaboration between NTGent and the Institute of Fine Arts in Iraq: the establishment of a film department in Mosul, a project supported by UNESCO that aims to create employment and contribute to social cohesion through the restoration of historical patrimony and the revival of cultural life in Mosul and Basra. Twenty students, young women and men from Mosul, participated in a training course that familiarised them with the process leading from an idea to a finished film. Together, they made nine short films, shot entirely in Mosul. And those short films can be admired on the 8th of February 2023 at BOZAR.
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