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Mosul tells – Restoring Community Links Through Art and Oral History

  • Country: Iraq
  • Project Name: Mosul tells – Restoring Community Links Through Art and Oral History
  • Contact person: Alisha Molter, Project manager molter@elbarlament.org and Rebekka Muth, Project Officer muth@elbarlament.org
  • Project duration: September 2022 – July 2024
  • Social media channels: Facebook
  • Project objective: To contribute to the re-establishment of social cohesion through oral history and art and to help increase the visibility of Mosul’s cultural diversity. 
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More than 8 different ethnic and religious groups coexist in the city of Mosul Successive wars and ongoing conflicts affect social cohesion in the city of Mosul. Over the last two decades, social and cultural connections have been severely damaged, especially after the ISIS occupation of the city. 

This project strives to foster social cohesion in Mosul through culture and arts in three ways:

1) Oral history workshops for a group of young adults between 18 and 35, including the development of short stories out of their experiences and backgrounds. This will serve as a basis for a graphic novel. 

2)  Training on how to create puppets and present a puppet show on stage for a group of young adults. The aim is to develop short animations representing the developed stories. 

3) The above-mentioned book, animations and puppet show will be part of an exhibition shown in different cities in Iraq at the end of the project.

The project is implemented by elbarlament and Paia Agency.

The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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