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Saturday, June 25, 2011

An Arab in My Mirror

AN ARAB IN MY MIRROR will play at the Rawabet Theater on Sunday June 26, 2011 and Monday June 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM.

The play will be in Arabic, English & French with two French actors and an Egyptian actress.

"Bin Laden is dead. America cheering, as if in a football match, celebrates the death of the enemy, revels in its revenge, just ten years after September 11. The World Trade Center against the nightmare of Iraq and the Afghanistan quagmire, against Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.
Our project takes root in the light of the Arab spring and failure of the conservative rhetoric of the Bush era. The nature of the revolts that still run from Tunis to Damascus, via Sanaa, the awkward silence of our diplomacy, even its complacency in dealing with dictatorial regimes in
place in the region, have laid bare the shortcomings of our democratic system and its contradictions.

Who are we? What is France? Who is it?

Through a gallery of portraits, from person in charge to simple witness, from the Algerian war to the Egyptian revolution, through the attacks of September 11, we paint an intimate picture of the story of these relationships, sometimes of attraction , sometimes of repulsion, of the love
and hate which bind the West to the so-called "Arab world". A sounding board for the multitude of voices that make up this story, insoluble in the politics of Manichaeism.

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