Festival مهرجـــــــــــان de Résistances المقـاومة et d'Alternatives والبدائل

The third edition

WHERE and WHEN?

The third edition of the festival will take place from 20 to 23 February in the old slaughterhouse of Casablanca, Morocco.

The CONCEPT

In 2014, the FRA introduces a new concept which entails creating an «alternative city». The organizers of the festival will set up the scenery of a contemporary city — with a parliament, a police station and other places essential to public life. In these different locations, workshops and discussions will be held with the aim to look critically and creatively at the current social and institutional practices. Participants are invited to debate and explore alternatives to the current practices.
The four days of the «alternative city» offers an alternative to normal city life, for the culture of the festival is based on active participation and exchange of ideas.

MAP of the «Alternative City»

• L’Bab / Entrance: At the front desk of the festival, visitors can find information about the festival, flyers and a map of the festival grounds.
• Sbitar / Hospital: The hospital will be home to workshops and discussion about the body and its social representations as well as the Moroccan health care system.
• Barlaman / Parliament: In this Parliament it is the citizens themselves that debate legislative and political decisions.
• Komissaria / Police station: The police station is a place to reflect on violence, power and security. Also the police station will deal with any security issues at the festival and lost and found claims.
• Sou9 / Market: This market offers an alternative to the regular market. Every participant is invited to bring stuff they don’t need which they can swap for other things at the festival market. There will also be food stands selling cheap and healthy food.
• Lmdersa / School: What is the history of the Moroccan schooling system? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current system? How many languages can a child learn at the same time? Learn about learning and feel free to disagree with your ‘teacher’ in this alternative school.
• Znaqi / Streets: The streets form the space between the above mentioned spaces.

This spaces will be the background of street theater, flash mobs and spontaneous discussion.

The PROGRAM

The final program will be announced at the beginning of January 2014 along thefollowing lines:

Thursday 20 February 2014

17h: Press conference
19h: Opening of the festival, Vernissage of the collective photo exhibition «Resistance and Alternatives»

Friday 21 February 2014

10h – 19h: Radio FRA
Projection room where a few dozens of short movies will be screened
in a loop during the day
14h – 18h: Workshops and artistic activities
19h – 21h: Screening of a documentary

Saturday 22 February 2014

10h – 19h: Radio FRA
Projection room where a few dozens of short movies will be screened
in a loop during the day
10h30 – 12h30: Morning Yoga and other workshops
13h – 14h: Collective lunch and open discussion
14h – 18h: Workshops and artistic activities
19h30 – 21h: Concert

Sunday 23 February 2014

10h – 19h: Radio FRA
Projection room where a few dozens of short movies will be screened
in a loop during the day
11h – 13h: Forum Theater play
13h – 15h: Collective lunch and open discussion
15h – 17h30: Screening of a documentary
17h30 – 19h: A few words by members of the movements participating in the FRA / Exchange of ideas
19h – 21h: Bilan des activités / theater / circus / closure of the festival

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