Kino Arsenal - Berlin

Sunday, 1.7.2012 at 4pm
Too Early, Too Late (Trop tôt, trop tard // Zu früh, zu spät) film by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, France/Egypt 1980, 104 min, German language.
Hosted by Ala Younis and Tobias Hering in the framework of the "Living Archive" project

How to speak of a revolution, the times before, the times that followed it. Made in 1980 on faded French and Egyptian revolutions, the rarely seen film "Too Early, Too Late" (Trop tôt, trop tard) by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet was proposed through several screenings in 2011 as a timely means to open up and reflect on the events that had recently culminated in revolutions in Egypt and elsewhere. Many commentators praised the film for foreseeing the current, the present, moment. However this screening at Arsenal is meant to take a critical perspective on these claims and to investigate how the film can be positioned in relation to its production process, temporality, circulation, and appreciation. Introduced and hosted by curators Ala Younis (Amman) and Tobias Hering (Berlin), the screening appears within the context of the Living Archive project and aims at an open debate with everyone present. The film will be shown in the German version 16 mm print from the Arsenal archive; the discussion will be in English.

> Film
> Living Archive

 

Monday 2.7.2012 at 7pm
Everything is Alright, Officer (2011). Films by Mohssin Harraki, Maha Maamoun, Mohammed Al Hawajri, Maher Abi Samra, Kasem Kharsa, Neil Beloufa, Firas Taybeh, and Rabih Mroué. In the presence of Maha Maamoun and Firas Taybeh

Tuesday 3.7.2012 at 9pm
To Know the Arab Terrain: Movements to, from, and within (2010). Films by
Mufid Younis, Ossama Mohammad, Ziad Antar, Adel Abidin, Fadma Kaddouri,
Wael Shawky, Mohssin Harraki, and Jananne Al-Ani

Wednesday 3.7.2012 at 7pm
My Beloved Homeland: Independent Film in Jordan (2009). Films by: Abdallah Kawash, Mohammad Alloh, Sandra Madi, Oraib Toukan, Firas Taybeh, and Eyad Hamam. In the presence of Firas Taybeh

Within three editions of Arab Shorts Festival (2009-2011), organized by Goethe-Institut Cairo 21 curators from the Arab world have shown altogether 139 independent and experimental films and videos from the Arab region. Very diverse works represent a great cultural value that was never considered important enough before both generally and individually. For this reason Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art decided to distribute 61 of the films and make them available on a longterm basis. During the process six of curated programs have been integrated completely: not only the work of the filmmaker, but also the handwriting of the curator is to be considered. 21 further film works were picked individually. The multifacetted program includes feature films, documentaries and video art. In its focus are current works that mirror the diversity of Arab world. The uniting point of all the films is the fact that they bring the conventional and one-dimensional picture of the Arab world into question in their very own way. Arab Shorts Distribution is a cooperation of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and Goethe-Institut Cairo.

> Arab Shorts at Arsenal, info on programs and films
> Arab Shorts - Goethe Institut Kairo

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