Radical Closure

11/28/06 to 12/12/06

  • Measures of Distance, December 12

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  • Personal Narratives

    • Tuesday, December 12 19:30

    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.

  • Intensive Care (Free Screening!)

    • Thursday, December 7 17:30

    Free First Thursday Screening! Short works from the Middle East and beyond examine contradictory emotional states relating to violence and conflict.

  • Education as a Site of Indoctrination

    • Thursday, December 7 19:30

    Works by Omar Amiralay, Hatice Güleryüz, Mahmoud Hojeij, and Oussama Mohammad observe children being subtly and not-so-subtly trained to conform.

  • War: The Visible Signs

    • Tuesday, December 5 19:30

    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.

  • The Troubling Remake

    • Thursday, November 30 19:30

    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.

  • Ici et ailleurs

    • Tuesday, November 28 19:30

    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."