By Taziz Haisiri.
Tripoli, 11 March 2014:
Student, lecturers and university staff attended a series of talks, film screenings and a play at . . .[restrict]Tripoli University on Monday in a celebration of art and media.
The event which was held in the university’s faculty theatre was organised by an number of different societies and groups in including Tripoli’s Students’ Union.
The day kicked-off with the screening of a number of films from the Qaddafi-era including old speeches and footage from public executions, some of which had taken place at the university itself. The film session had to be cut short, however, after some students complained the scenes were too graphic.
Later drama students performed a satirical play mocking Ansar Al-Sharia and the lack of state security. It was well received with the audience giving a stand ovation at the end of each scene. The play had been shown in Martyrs Square on the third anniversary of the revolution although with a slightly less enthusiastic response; the play had to be stopped midway after it provoked a backlash.
The art faculty showcased the impact of music on art with blindfolded artists painting to the sound and tempo of music performed by an orchestra. The organiser of the piece, Ilham Al-Ghariani, said the group had been experimenting over the past year with different ways of showing how music can affect mood and creativity.
A gallery in the same space also exhibited the work of architecture and fine-art students. The day’s events concluded with a performance by the university’s break-dancing society. [/restrict]