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The Tempest Society

Bouchra Khalili in conversation with Joachim Ben Yakoub

When and where?


Friday 5 April 2024 at 8.30pm

K1 - KANAL-Centre Pompidou


Production +

The Tempest Society is neither documentary nor fiction, but rather a hypothesis. Three Athenians from different backgrounds form a group to examine the current state of Greece, Europe, and the Mediterranean. They get together on a theatre stage that is being used as a public space. They call themselves The Tempest Society in tribute to Al Assifa ('the tempest' in Arabic), a theatrical troupe consisting mainly of North African immigrant workers and French students with North African heritage that was active in 1970s Paris. Al Assifa used the format of a ‘theatrical newspaper’ to communicate the everyday struggles of immigrants against inequality and racism in France. 


Forty years later, Al Assifa’s legacy is being revived. On a theatre stage, the Tempest Society and their guests call for equality, a sense of citizenship, and solidarity.


 The film is followed by a conversation with Bouchra Khalili and Joachim Ben Yakoub.

Practical information

K1 - Kanal - Centre Pompidou (map)


Friday 5 April 2024 at 8.30pm

Price information

Free tickets

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