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Over five days, the eighth edition of the Mishkal Festival, which commenced at Masrah al-Madina Friday, promises to stage an eclectic mix of performances, film screenings exhibitions and talks.Founded in 2010, the festival seeks to target youth engagement through art to provide opportunities for students, and to make the arts accessible to as many people as possible.This year's program is arranged under the theme "Bida Nafda," (A Change is Needed) and many of the events touch on the country's political and environmental issues."Mamlakat al-Jaradeen," (Kingdom of Rats), the play Awad directed to open this year's festival, explores these topics.
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