BOOK PRESENTATION & SPEAKER
6 MAY 2016 - 19h30
TUINZAAL, CULTURAL HOUSE DE WARANDE
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HAMID SULAIMAN & OMAR ABDULLAT

Hamid Sulaiman is a Syrian painter and illustrator, currently living in Paris. He will present his first comic book ‘Freedom Hospital’.
FREEDOM HOSPITAL
Sulaiman found inspiration for the book from true stories of people around him, from the beginning of the war in Syria, the first peaceful protests of 2011 to the first signs of IS.
The book tells the story of Freedom Hospital, a clandestine hospital founded by a peaceful activist, Yasmine, in an imaginary city similar to many small towns in Syrian provinces ... In the hospital Yasmine lives together with a dozen characters, patients and caregivers. They reflect the diversity of the Syrian society: a Kurd, an Alawite, a French-Syrian journalist, members of the free army and a radical Islamist.
Their relationship will evolve based on events. Political commitment, betrayal, alliances and the horror of war are the core of the story of this group of people, puppets of history, caught in a storm that goes far beyond imagination.
With this terrible story, staged by expressionist manner, with very strong light contrasts who drown the people and the city in a flood of light and shadow, Hamid Sulaiman shouts against war, for love and peace.
Omar Abdullat is a Jordanian cartoonist and TEDx speaker. He will present his experience in the field of cartoons.
As a social media cartoonist he learned a lot from the digital world.
It took him to jungles where Che Guevara used to fight, it took him to the jail where Nelson Mandela used to reside in and it showed him the importance to respect, love and forgive others, like Gandhi.
But most important, he learned what it means to be a human. Humanity teaches you to see the beauty in others, it teaches you to love others instead of hate them, to focus on the things we have in common and build on that.
Drawing cartoons is  not a job for him, it's a love story. the lecture video
BOOK PRESENTATION IN ENGLISH, ARABIC AND FRENCH.
Freedom Hospital is written in French.
SPEAKER IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC.
BOOK PRESENTATION & SPEAKER
6 MAY 2016 - 19h30
TUINZAAL, CULTURAL HOUSE DE WARANDE