Darat al-Funun, The House of Art
Stories of Hope • Documentary
A film about Darat al Funun, the Arab art hub in Amman, Jordan - narrated by the founder, Suha Shoman, and artists she has championed.
Darat al Funun, Khalid Shoman Foundation, is a jewel in the Arab world. Overlooking the old city of Amman, Jordan, and built around the site of a Byzantine church, the gallery, research center and hub for contemporary Arab art offers insight into the ancient civilizations that settled in the city, and the more recent political events that shaped the region.
In the 25th anniversary year of the gallery's opening, its founder, Suha Shoman tells its story, and contemporary Arab artists explain what this inimitable institution has offered to them as artists, and to the regional art scene as a whole.
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