14.02.2016 - Khaled Abdulwahed, Jamil Jalla, Avo Kaprielian, Philip Scheffner, moderated by Rasha Salti
The phrase “on the move” suggests not only the filmic dramatization of flight, deportation, new beginnings – but also the political dimensions of migration: how are social and cultural relations affected, and what social structures and horizons must be broadened in response? From an aesthetic angle, what responsibilities do filmmakers bear in taking on the refugee experience as a subject? How can one do justice to portraying a lived experience that is often treated with such superficial representations in the media? Lead by the idea that complex problems are best seen from many different angles, this session invites you into an open and interactive exchange to explore cinematic possibilities to representing the refugee situation. Selected participants are invited to present excerpts from their latest work.
Independent film and visual arts curator and writer, working and living in Beirut, Lebanon. She was a programmer for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Salti co-curated a number of film programs centered on Syrian and Arab film and art that toured worldwide and were showcased a.o. at the MoMA in New York, the Musée Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Her articles and essays have been published in The Jerusalem Quarterly Report (Palestine), Naqd (Algeria), MERIP (USA), The London Review of Books (UK), Afterall (US) and Third Text (UK), to cite a few, and she has edited several books.