Who We Are
NADI LEKOL NAS (Culture for All)
Cultural Memories in Motion
When Nadi Lekol Nas (NNK) started its cultural adventure in 1998, it aimed to open the immense world of art and to make it accessible for everyone. Nadi Lekol Nas believes in culture as a dynamic process of creating, sharing and maintaining it.
In 2005, Nadi Lekol Nas started to safeguard, archive and transmit to current and future generations a range of cinematographic, musical and literary productions documenting Levantine artistic and cultural expressions since the 1930s onwards. Because culture is universal and belongs to all, Nadi Lekol Nas restores and distributes cultural productions of Lebanon and the wider region as well as protects the rights of their authors and value their contributions in activities and events.
In addition to weekly itinerant film screenings and musical concerts, Nadi Lekol Nas launched in 2003 the Arab Short Film Festival, which enables emerging Arab filmmakers to promote their work and interact with their audiences.
Nadi Lekol Nas is an intercultural messenger that digs for content, stores it and builds memories so that culture remains accessible for all.
What We Do
Nadi Lekol Nas is committed to safeguarding cinematographic, cultural and musical heritage and does it through restoration, digitization and storage of these works and productions after artworks rights acquisition.
Nadi Lekol Nas conducts itinerant events, film screenings and debates.
Nadi Lekol Nas organises tributes and retrospectives for film directors, musicians, writers and poets:
– Through major events including reinterpretation by contemporary artists
– Animated by field professionals, academics and art critics
Nadi Lekol Nas organises the Arab Film Festival:
– Emerging filmmakers, screenings and debates
– Public cinematographic workshops
Nadi Lekol Nas distributes:
– Book production
– CD and DVD production
– Vinyl production
Nadi Lekol Nas in a Nutshell
Audio-visual public library for consulting
ARAB SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Emerging film-makers screenings and debates
Public cinematographic workshops
TRIBUTES AND RETROSPECTIVES
Through major events including reinterpretation
Animations by field professionals, academics and art critics
ITINERANT FILM SCREENINGS & DEBATES
Throughout its 20-year course, underpinned by its core belief in the civic role of arts and culture, Nadi Lekol Nas (Culture for All), has been committed to safeguard and transmit to current and future generations, a range of cinematographic and musical productions documenting Levantine artistic and cultural expressions from the region since the 1930s onwards.
Through its work and collaborations with various stakeholders from the public, academic and cultural realms, Nadi Lekol Nas aspires to further articulate the civic role of art and to form well informed and critically engaged communities.
Expanding Nadi Lekol Nas’ archives and facilitating research through Beit El-Cinema’s public documentation and consultation centre.
Expanding Nadil Lekol Nas’ cultural and educational outreach programmes for a wider and deeper engagement with the arts.
Fostering local, regional and international collaborations and partnerships.
Nadi Lekol Nas is committed to creating an inclusive, neutral, critical yet safe space for reflection, research and dialogue for all – while remaining detached from any political or religious affiliation and pressures.