2 November 2017

On Akka's Shore

Umama Hamido  

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB

7.30pm. £8/£6 concessions.

J was diagnosed with schizophrenia and has had repeated mental hospital admissions since his early twenties. Coming from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, he and his rap group sought asylum in the UK in 2013. J is an old friend of Umama’s from Lebanon. She met him again in London when he was last sectioned and started documenting their encounters. 

On Akka’s Shore uses audio and visual recordings to draw a journey which slips between London where J currently lives, a Palestinian refugee camp where he was born, and Acre, his city of origin in Palestine. It captures J’s persona as a poet who drifts away from the real, into a fictional world of hallucinations, reflecting an eternal destiny of seeking refuge.

On Akka's Shore 2017-11-02 00:00:00 2017-11-02 00:00:00 Toynbee Studios, London UK
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