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Revenir

Revenir
81 mins/2018

a film by David Fedele and Kumut Imesh

Special Event: Screening and Q&A
Both David and Kumut are present during the screening and are available for Q&A

Saturday 15 December, 20:30
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
REVENIR - Poster (ENG)
A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences.

For years, the stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Now there is a story from the inside.
Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, REVENIR (2018, 81mins) follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country … But this time with a camera in his hand.

Traveling alone, Kumut will be documenting his own journey; both as the main protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it, revealing the human struggle for freedom and dignity on one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.

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Entrance by Donation

(note: all donations will be used to reimburse the travel expenses of Kumut and David)

 

Marx is Back at IIRE

Marx is Back (a Play on History)
Sunday 25 November, 21:00
International Institute for Research and Education 
Lombokstraat 40 Amsterdam
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“Why have I returned? to clear my name!”

AstaroTheatro presents a monologue by Howard Zinn adapted and performed by Roberto Bacchilega at IIRE during the annual International Youth School.

Karl Marx has had enough of seeing his revolution taken over by opportunists organizing each time a new priesthood and a new hierarchy, with excommunications and indexes, with inquisitions and firing squads. He is disgusted by media declaring him dead again and again. Karl Marx is back to remind us that his ideas are more alive than ever. He revisits memories of his courageous life and revolutionary theories. We learn about his family, his struggles and the boils on his arse.

Entrance by Donation

AstaroTheatro
Omnia Sunt Communia

AstaroTheatro is an independent, non-mainstream open space for theatre, arts, and activism. A place to meet people for real and to share. AstaroTheatro aims at creating community and awareness

Revenir

Revenir
81 mins/2018

a film by David Fedele and Kumut Imesh
Special Event: Screening and Q&A
Both David and Kumut are present during the screening and are available for Q&A

Saturday 15 December, 20:30
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
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A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences.

For years, the stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Now there is a story from the inside.
Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, REVENIR (2018, 81mins) follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country … But this time with a camera in his hand.

Traveling alone, Kumut will be documenting his own journey; both as the main protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it, revealing the human struggle for freedom and dignity on one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.
Entrance by Donation
(note: all donations will be used to reimburse the travel expenses of Kumut and David)

 

 

Songs of Love and Rage

Songs of Love and Rage
by Almudena Rubio and Davide Cristiani

Saturday 24 November, 20:30
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Almudena Rubio (Madrid) & Davide Cristiani (Bologna)
Almudena Rubio, an Amsterdam based singer, comes from Madrid but it’s when she arrived to this city that she start singing. In her concerts, accompanied by italian guitarist Davide Cristiani, poetry and popular music are melted together with songs of resistance.
Entrance by Donation

 

Migration

Migration
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Saturday 3 September, 19:00
NieuwLand
Piter Nieuwlandstraat 93 Amsterdam
Ethical and aesthetic perspectives from Amsterdam on the state of things in the world…Our second event is on Migration. Our events are collective performances, in different languages and from different cultures. Artists, cultural producers will perform a variety of artistic expressions, from poetry to music, dance, and video. With the wish to bring together individual resistances into collective ones. See you in Nieuwland on 3 November at 7pm for Migration.

Doors open at 19:00.
AstaroTheatro performs at this event

Killing Cartisano

Killing Cartisano
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Friday 16 November, 20:30

KILLING CARTISANO is Roberta Cartisano, Italian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and ses- sion-musician, and, marking a departure from Roberta’s previous recordings under her own name, Killing Cartisano is also Roberta’s new incarnation.
Influenced by psychedelic folk-rock, orchestral pop, cinematic funk and trip hop, her last album L’ultimo Cuore – The Last Heart, received rave reviews in her native Italy, where she was called ‘a pioneer of visiona- ry sound’. Her original song-writing is highly personal and vivid, encapsulating the term ‘emotional rock’.

On October 2018 KC has released her new single. Called ‘Sky Stolen’ the single follows hot on the heels of ‘The Drunk Man’ and ‘Let Me Go’ tracks, and is a preview to her forthcoming new album, Killing Cartisano Vol.1 to be released on 9 November.

On May 2018, leading up to the forthcoming album release, some tracks have been unleashed into the wild world: ‘The Drunk Man’ video was premiered on Folk Radio UK, ‘ Sky Stolen’ video was premiered on

Clash, ’Let Me Go’ was premiered on Backseat Mafia and its video appeared on Americana UK, while the track was broadcast on BBC Radio London.
KC produces and arranges her soundscapes at her own Broken Toys Studio. In support of her last album she embarked on a long tour, taking in more than 100 shows. As a songwriter session-musician (bass, piano, syn- th) and producer she has shared the stage with musicians such as Hugo Race (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Marta Collica (John Parish Band), Enrico Gabrielli (P.J. Harvey) and more.
‘It’s the ‘Frisco energy of an old, short-on-melatonin, rock-girl from Southern Europe’ says Cartisano.

‘A hook-laden hypnotic West Coast psychedelic vibe that just sucks you in’ – FOLK RADIO UK
‘Vivid, taut, highly emotive songwriting’ – CLASH MUSIC UK
‘It’s the ‘Frisco energy of an old, short-on-melatonin, rock-girl from Southern Europe’ says Cartisano.

www.killingcartisano.com

Daydream by Night

Daydreams By Night
with Ramon Martensen 

Friday 9 November, 20:30

Remember those nights before going to sleep? When one of your parents or family members came to fuel your dreams with a beautiful fairy tale? Ramon Martensen brings back those times.
By creating an intimate setting where you can rest and calm down after a stressful day, he invites you to his inner world, where anything is possible and magic is all around. He lets the objects you bring inspire him to create stories on the spot, that only exist in that moment in time. Sometimes sweet, sometimes dark and at other moments funny or full of emotion, but always with a touch of magic. Day dream along and recapture some of your childhood wonder and inspiration.

Daydream by night