dOCUMENTA (13) – Human Rights Symposium “Western Sahara – a colonial conflict in our time”
Presented by Bettina Semmer as part of the installation of Robin Kahn & La Cooperativa Unidad Nacional de Mujeres Saharauis "The Art of Sahrawi Cooking" Project #90
8th - 15th July, daily 6-8pm
A series of public talks in the Sahrawi Tent (Khaima) includes eminent speakers from the academic and socio-political sphere, NGOs, artists and eye witnesses of Sahrawi life, films, music and discussion. The list is open to guest speakers who will be announced online and in leaflets throughout the week.
The talks, organized by artist Bettina Semmer, Berlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), will be held in English and German language (and Spanish&Arabic, if requested), in the presence of SADR representative Jamal Zakari, Germany. http://talkattent.blogspot.de
live streaming at www.sahara-libre.com presented by Francis Gomila. sahara broadcast managed by Khalil Hadj.
Daily 6 - 8 pm, panel of speakers with Q & A for the public.
Daily 10 am - 6pm Sahrawi tea, films and analogue chat.
Prof. Werner Ruf, Professor for International and intersocietal relations and foreign politics, University of Kassel (em. 2003), advisory status (EU, GTZ, among others): “Right to a home, right to a state” (http://www.werner-ruf.net/)
Judit Smajdli, Anthropologist: “On the Saharaui Tent - Khaima”
Terry Berkowitz, artist, NY: Interviews with Sahrawi citizens
10. 7. Human Rights Panel: The Rights of the Saharawi people: As Refugees and as Residents in the occupied zone of Western Sahara.
Thomas Schmidt, (lawyer), Secretary General of the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) www.ejdm.de
http://www.eldh.eu Dr. Annelie Koschella, coordinator Western Sahara, medico international e.V., and Karin Urschel, director of projects, medico international e.V.,Frankfurt, on the right to health in the refugee camps. www.medico.de, Prof. Werner Ruf, Kassel
Ingunde Fuehlau, former head of MINURSO in Tindouf
Film: “El Problema” on life in the occupied territory
Wolfgang Hofmann, organizer of „Sahara Marathon“, Düsseldorf (www.lauftreffreisen.de)
Francis Gomila, artist, Berlin: live streaming at www.sahara-libre.com managed by Khalil Hadj
Bettina Semmer, artist, Berlin: “Art and transformation” (artists’ projects in Western Sahara, ARTifariti, www.artifariti.org)
"Projektgruppe Westsahara" on the initiative of youth exchange and founding of Youth Centre in Ausserd, Refugee Camps (www.projektgruppe-westsahara.org). Also: Sahrawis living in Germany speak about their experience (Mohamed Lehbib and Lemina El-Cheikh)