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The Festival Academy long reads: Ode to the unwavering people of Afghanistan by Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn

The Festival Academy Long Reads give the floor to current and future festival leaders to voice their in-depth reflections on the work they are doing and more generally on art and culture and the role these can play in society today to be shared with a broad festival community.

For this edition we are honoured to give space to Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn, Theatre activist, co-founder Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization (AHRDO), Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre - Germany/ Bolivia/Afghanistan and mentor during the Gothenburg 2018 Atelier for Young Festival Managers. He is sharing his article ‘Ode to the unwavering people of Afghanistan’, an ode to a modest poetry, a poetry of courage, a poetry composed of generations of Afghans who were forced to live a life without future and who nonetheless never stopped dreaming and struggling for a future with life. We wish you an inspiring read. 

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