Open Discussion on Palestine


Making Waves is a series of events intended to cultivate open discussions on Palestine, freedom of speech, art as resistance, and the current socio-political climate in Germany.

In the series kick-off, Emily Dische-Becker & Basma al-Sharif will lead a talk on censorship in Berlin, accompanied by the German premiere of Basma al-Sharif’s short film Capital. The event takes place on May 6, 2024 at KM28 (Karl-Marx-Straße 28, 12043 Berlin) and starts at 20:30 (doors open at 20:00). Entry is by donation, with proceeds used to support invited artists/speakers and the rest being donated to UNRWA.

The talk will be held in English. The short film is in different languages and has English subtitles. KM28’s door has two steps to street level, and staff is available to assist those who need help entering the room.

Making Waves is curated by Khomasi (five in Arabic) a collective of five people committed to sparking change and fostering open dialogue in a time where censorship in Germany, and especially in Berlin, is becoming the norm.

More and updated information at Making Waves Berlin. You can contact Khomasi at

*Emily Dische-Becker is a writer, organizer, and curator. She’s the German director of Diaspora Alliance, an international organization dedicated to fighting antisemitism and its instrumentalization, as well as a researcher for Forensic Architecture. 

Basma al-Sharif is a Palestinian artist working in cinema and installation. Her practice looks at cyclical political conflicts and confronts the legacy of colonialism through satirical, immersive, and lyrical works.