This year, we offer you a concentrated festival comprising, almost entirely, of original productions that will flood the imagination with additional, possible realities. A festival that curates reality through meticulously produced artworks, expands your mind and also tries, wherever possible, to influence that reality in return. During the three weeks of Mekudeshet 2018—and actually at any given moment—we try to go back to our roots, to the spring or the heart of the city, and to call on everyone who believes—no matter what—to come to Jerusalem, to come find what is sacred for them, to come in peace.Tongues of Fire
Relations between here and Teheran
“Iranian Embassy Jerusalem” is a project that was created by local artist, Matan Pinkas. The project tries to shine a light on the systemic mechanism that drives the Iranian regime’s hate campaign against its Israeli counterpart (and vice versa). As part of the project, he branded and established an unofficial Iranian Embassy, appointed himself ambassador and began holding a series of artistic diplomatic events in the city. Pinkas will host William Mehrvarz for an online discussion —an Iranian exile with a complex personal story, born in Teheran to a devout Muslim family, he secretly changed his religion, fled from Iran, came to New York and is currently running for the coveted position of Iranian ambassador in Jerusalem. Confused? You have every right to be.