EE Seminar Series // 34 Afghan Windows x ARTlife Film Collective: A Performance & Panel


Thu Mar 07 2024 at 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm


Ethnographic Exploratory | Copenhagen , SK

Join us in EE on March 7th from 5-7 PM for "34 Afghan Windows," for an evening of music, art, and activism. Elena Yaqubee and Fabio Joel Tunno invite you to experience a captivating performance blending music, poetry, storytelling, and photography, all woven together to convey messages of peace, justice, and solidarity.
Amidst the turmoil in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, "34 Afghan Windows" sheds light on the struggles of its people. The performance is a journey through the 34 provinces, each offering a unique perspective on the country's culture and history. From war to dreams of peace, this performance delves into realities often overlooked by the media.
After the performance there will be a Panel and Q & A with the artists Elena Yaqubee and Fabio Joel Tunno, and Nilab Totakhil and Mursal Khosrawi, members of the Afghan/Danish ARTlife Film Collective and Diplomatic Rebel. We will discuss the role of art, film, multimodal media and collaboration in spreading awareness in ways that go beyond the stereotypes.
Elena Yaqubee and Fabio Joel Tunno are an artist duo currently based in Germany. They are currently working on different projects and they have been collaborating for more than two years. Fusing their ideas, experiences and talents together they decided to begin a journey of “active art” in which the main purpose is to find a path of hope for all those who lost their dreams among the ruins of war and injustice.
Elena is a musician and an activist who has been searching for a home since she was born. After experiencing the effects of war, injustice, and oppression in her native Afghanistan, Elena fled her homeland. Over the last few years, Elena has devoted herself to music, which has helped her to make sense of her life and express her feelings through the art of vibration which has empowered her to share her voice, her experiences, and her complicated journey. Not only does Elena’s poetry and music speak to her own life experiences, but it also speaks on behalf of countless others, narrating the bitter realities shared by forgotten humans in voiceless countries.
Fabio Joel Tunno is currently settled in Germany. He is working part time in a kindergarten, teaching in a music school and in the rest of his time he is fully devoted to music, art-performance and cultural research. His interest in music flourished relatively late and he began studying jazz guitar passionately just a few years ago. Trying constantly to contribute to a positive change in the world, he is working on several art projects focusing mainly on the concept of “Active Art”. Soft and serious yet introspective, his art expression reflects his love for all musical styles and all cultures, and above all reflects a constant
Nilab Totakhil is a teacher, a Teach First Alumnae, and a member of the ARTlife Film Collective. She holds a Cand.scient.soc from Lund University, Sweden, and a BA of Education. She has conducted fieldwork in India with focus on women empowerment and the impact on social structures upon a women’s agency and identity, and has worked with children in a Human Right’s context in Kenya. She has worked with schools in socially exposed areas with the aim of getting all kids through 9th grade. She was previously the president of AYAD: Afghan Youth Association Denmark. Totakhil is the co-author of Why Care: Voluntary work, Springer, Contemporary Islam (2021).
Mursal Khosrawi holds an Cand.scient.pol from the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Social Sciences. She is a member of ARTlife Film Collective, and a public opinion maker and a regular panelist on P1 Morgen, Radio4, and Danish National Radio’s ‘Debatten’ - as well as other debate programs, sharing her views on issues related to inequality, minority issues, refugees, immigration and integration policies in Denmark. Khosrawi was a candidate for the party Radikale Venstre at the municipal elections in 2013, and she is the current President of Handletanken, which works towards equality with a focus on gender. She previously worked at the Danish Refugee Council and is a regular contributor to RÆSON and Altinget.
With ARTlife Film Collective Mursal and Nilab were selected for the CPH:DOX Lab 2022-23, an incubator for documentary projects and digital interactive technologies, with Diplomatic Rebel: an interactive novel with game elements; where you play the 16-year-old Aryanna, a refugee to Denmark and a High School student.
The event is in the Ethnographic Exploratory (4.1.12) at CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1352 Copenhagen.
All are welcome!
This event is hosted by the Ethnographic Exploratory in collaboration with AMIS Culture Club, Center for Advanced Migration Studies of UCPH.

Where is it happening?

Ethnographic Exploratory, Center for Sundhed og Samfund (4.1.12) Øster Farimagsgade 5,Copenhagen, Copenhagen , Denmark

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Etnografisk Eksploratorium \/ Ethnographic Exploratory

Host or Publisher Etnografisk Eksploratorium / Ethnographic Exploratory

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