In 2020, the ALCASA team wished to celebrate for the first time the World Arabic Language Day in South Australia.
We partnered with the excellent SA Migration Museum and planned a very exciting and engaging program to hold the event on Saturday 12/12/2020. Alas the eagerly anticipated event had to be cancelled following the development of the Covid19 cluster in Adelaide last month.
Despite the disappointing outcome, while planning for the event we consolidated relationships with a number of local Arabic speaking talented people and organisations. We are grateful for the support and contribution we received from everyone. We would love to maintain and grow these cherished relationships for future celebrations and events.
Happy World Arabic Language Day!
On Sunday 16/10, a group of ALCASA members and friends attended the screening of the Lebanese movie “Bennesbeh labokra chou?” (What about tomorrow?) at Mercury Cinema.
The movie was written and staged as a theatrical play by Ziad Rahbani in 1978. This as a significant time for Lebanon. In the heart of Beirut where the outrageous civil war atrocities took place, Ziad decided to make the Lebanese laugh instead of trembling from fear and despair. His satire and subtle humor are still current and funny 38 years later. The movie has been sensitively recreated with substantial restoration of original Super 8 film footage shot.
We are very pleased to launch our end of year event, SAHRA on Sunday December 7th. It will be a great night showcasing Arabic films, art, music, dance and food. All the Sahra tickets have been sold, we apologise if you have missed out. Click here to view the Sahra program.
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In an attempt to promote ALCASA’s monthly activities I sent a brief message to SBS Arabic Radio via their Facebook page just a couple of weeks before the July’s session. In my message, I described what we have been doing so far and asked for support.
To my surprise, I recceived an immediate offer to have an interview with a promise to broadcast before 7/07/2013 which they did. I asked the SBS team to conduct the interview in fusha (Modern Standard Arabic) aiming to give ALCASA’s members the opportunity to listen to an authentic Arabic interview on a topic they are well familiar with.
Many thanks to Saleh Saqqaf and Marie Myssy from the SBS Arabic Radio team for giving ALCASA this opportunity. Here is the link to the interview podcast.