Screening of 'The Destruction of Memory'
|location||:||Rijksmuseum van Oudheden|
|address||:||Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden|
|time||:||from 20:00 till 22:00|
The Prince Claus Fund co-organizes a screening of the highly acclaimed documentary ‘The Destruction of Memory’ by the Australian filmmaker Tim Slade in the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, in collaboration with the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO and Blue Shield the Netherlands. The documentary focuses on the deliberate destruction and the protection of cultural heritage worldwide and in the Middle East in particular.
The Destruction of Memory
In Syria and Iraq, the area considered the ‘cradle of civilization’, thousands of years of archaeological and religious heritage are being destroyed. With the increasing destruction, more and more initiatives have arisen from within the region and from other parts of the world to protect, preserve and rebuild this heritage. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, the documentary ‘The Destruction of Memory’ tells the different sides of the story.
Filmmaker Tim Slade will attend the screening and will engage in an interview and discussion.
You can find more information on the documentary here.
Tickets: €5 (only available online, ticket price includes one drink courtesy of the Prince Claus Fund)
‘The Destruction of Memory’ is shown in anticipation of the winter exhibition of the National Museum of Antiquities: ‘Nineveh – Capital of an Empire’, which will open 20 October 2017. The activities of the Cultural Emergency Response programme of the Prince Claus Fund will be featured as part of the exhibition.