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Holland Festival
20 Jun '22

Who's Talking?

Kamel Daoud
Who's Talking?
20 Jun '22
Kamel Daoud

Artists will be talking about identity and representation together and with the audience: is it all fair game for anyone to tell any story? What about possible ethical objections that surface as a result of changing societal relationships?

Festival Holland Festival

Run time 90 minutes
Genre Perspective

Who's Talking?


Director Nicolas Stemann based Contre-enquêtes on the novel The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud. For his book, Daoud chose the wholly absent perspective of the anonymous Arab who is killed in Albert Camus’ The Stranger. While making the piece, Stemann wondered: ‘Who are we to tell this story? Who can play these characters?’
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Various pieces at the Holland Festival will highlight perspectives that are rarely or not at all heard in literature and history. For Who’s talking?, writers and artists like Kamel Daoud will gather to talk about the importance of representation and the corresponding do’s and don’ts.

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About Holland Festival

Holland Festival is the largest international performing arts festival of the Netherlands and one of the oldest festivals of Europe. The festival was established in 1947 and will celebrate its 75-year anniversary in 2022.

It takes places every year, In June, in and around Amsterdam, at various locations, both indoors and outdoors, both large-scale and intimate, both online and offline.

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