Events in Moncton

2016 Moncton Events

 

My Name is Dakhel Faraj (play) – FREE

May 30, 2016, 7-9PM, The Capitol Theatre

 

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My Name is Dakhel Faraj is the true story of an Iraqi refugee now living in Kitchener, who lived under Saddam Hussein’s regime and witnessed the killing of some of his own children and father by US soldiers during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  The play celebrates life, love, family, art, and condemns war.

Dakhel’s story reflects the lives of many Arab refugees who came to Canada and other countries during the war on Iraq. This unique production is told polyphonically in English, Arabic, and American Sign Language by three actors each representing Dakhel Faraj. The three Dakhels tell the narrative in collaboration and cooperation, and tell most of the story in each language – but certain things are left out, and nuances are unique to each voice. The element of challenge in this presentation is partially about not getting the whole story when people ‘think’ they understand a situation, a distant conflict, or what it is like to be a refugee or an immigrant.

My Name is Dakhel Faraj was written and directed by Syrian-Canadian theatre artist Nada Humsi, based on interviews with Dakhel Faraj.

KW-ACT is a collective of immigrant and refugee artists, which has been active since 2012 with support from the Kitchener-based multicultural theatre company MT Space.

 

 

Month of May

Free Admission to all the events.

 

Events

 

1. Flag Raising Ceremony

Flag-Raising Ceremony

Date Sat, May 2nd
Time 12:00 to 3:00 PM
Location City Hall, 655 Main Street

Join AHSNB-Moncton for their annual flag-raising ceremony in honour of Asian Heritage Month. There will be cultural perofrmances and prizes to be won, as well as Asian refreshments.

 

2. Cultural Gala

Cultural Gala

Date Sat, May 30th
Time

6:00 to 9:00 PM

Location Bernice McNaughton High School, 999 St-George Blvd

Enjoy dance and music from Asian Canadian performers representing China, India, the Phillippines, Vietnam and Korea. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

 

For more information about events contact Vinder Singh, AHSNB-Moncton Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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