Meet our guests Corinne Jaber

Corinne Jaber
Corinne Jaber | Photo: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

German-Syrian actor Corinne came to Bangladesh to stage her play Oh My Sweet Land, which is about the conflict in Syria, telling the stories of the displaced and the refugees. It explores the crisis in Syria through the stories of its two million refugees.


 

My first impression of Bangladesh…
Smiling eyes.

Things in Dhaka that remind me of my home town…
Traffic jams…….even if the sheer scale of the traffic congestion in Dhaka takes you by surprise.

Something that caught my attention in Bangladesh (and that is rather unusual in Germany)…
Everything! But above all a small fish market close to Shilpakala where the fish had been laid out, without ice, fishmongers all around who were not even trying to whisk the flies away…

A memory of Bangladesh that will stay
Friendly people.

German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber was last in London with her production of The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare’s Globe’s World Shakespeare Festival. She has performed with the RSC, in Peter Brook’s Mahabharata and has won France’s prestigious Moliere Prize.
  • Oh my Sweet Land Photo: © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata
    Oh my Sweet Land
  • Oh my Sweet Land Photo: © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata
    Oh my Sweet Land
  • Workshop in Kolkata Photo: © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata
    Workshop in Kolkata