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The Man Who Sold His Skin

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Film screening and conversation with Sallam Naser
Friday 10.12.21

Calling all film enthusiasts to join us for the screening of the critically acclaimed film The Man Who Sold His Skin, followed by a conversation with rapper Sallam Naser! After the event, there will be free pizza for everyone.

The event is presented by LEO Film Club for Youth, for young people between 13-18 years in collaboration with Masahat Open Spaces for Arab Culture in Exile.

Program

18:00 Screening of two short films that were created at our recent film workshop for youths

18:30 Film screening: The Man Who Sold His Skin

20:15 Conversation with Sallam Naser, hosted by LEO-members Nour og Anastacia

20:45 Pizza at the restaurant at Kunstnernes Hus

About the film

Sam Ali, a young, sensitive and impulsive Syrian, flees to Lebanon to escape the civil war in his home country. In order to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of the world's most pioneering contemporary artists. Soon Sam must realize that transforming his own body into a prestigious work of art can mean anything but freedom.

About Sallam Naser

Sallam

Sallam Naser (b. 1998) is a lyricist, rapper and producer. Originally from Haifa in Palestina, Sallam was born and raised in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus. With the upsurge in violence in Syria, he sought asylum in Drammen, Norway, where he quickly mastered the Norwegian language. In 2019, Sallam caught the rap scene off guard when he started participating in rap battles against Norwegian rappers, proving his talent was not limited to his native language. In his debut album “Ajwaa”, Sallam speaks out against oppression: as a displaced Syrian adolescent that fled war, as a Palestinian during the era of the oppressive apartheid, and as an asylum seeker in a world where nationalism is only rising.

About the filmmaker

Kaouther Ben Hania (b. 1977) is a Tunisian film director. She is best known for her film Beauty and the Dogs (2017), which was selected as the Tunisian contribution for best foreign language film at the 91st Oscars. The Man Who Sold His Skin was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021.

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