Measures of Distance, December 12
Short works by Forough Farrokhzad, Vlatko Gilic, Mona Hatoum, Samir, and Lisa Steele address war, exile, and other hazards and hardships through powerful personal testimony.
Free First Thursday Screening! Short works from the Middle East and beyond examine contradictory emotional states relating to violence and conflict.
Works by Omar Amiralay, Hatice Güleryüz, Mahmoud Hojeij, and Oussama Mohammad observe children being subtly and not-so-subtly trained to conform.
Diverse views of war and its traces, from WWII bombing technology to mid-'80s Beirut to the first Gulf War, in works by Harun Farocki, Olga Nakkas and Hassan Zbib, Elia Suleiman, and Lonnie van Brummelen.
Inspired by Jean Eustache's Une sale histoire, a tricky retelling of a banal "dirty story," this program juxtaposes a videotape of Joseph Cicippio, held hostage in Lebanon in the late '80s, with Walid Raad's "critical remake" Hostage: The Bachar Tapes.
Akram Zaatari in Person. Series curator Zaatari presents Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville's truly radical film, begun in 1970 as a documentary on the Palestinian struggle but completed in 1974 as a much more complex exploration of the ideological barriers between "here" and "elsewhere."