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01.11.2018 | 20H

la lumière collective
7080-506, rue Alexandra
Montréal [QC]


En présence de la cinéaste.


7$ à la porte.

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The Political Imaginary of Waiting screening series is delighted to present:

“Mediterranean” by Talal Khoury (2017, 7′) followed by:
“Terrace of the Sea” (2009, 52′) and “So Dear, So Lovely” (2018, 23′) by Diana Allan.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker and anthropologist Diana Allan. The event is public and free.
The series is part of The Political Imaginaries of Media, a year-long project conceived as a series of workshops, screenings, and lectures organized by a collective of researchers, artists, and curators gathered around la lumière collective, Concordia University’s Global Emergent Media Lab, and Feminist Media Studio. It aims to foster the exchange of ideas about grassroots, non-commercial and emancipatory practices using media as instruments of mobilization, empowerment, and community building. As an effort to counter the intensified reconfigurations of media landscape according to neoliberal logics, the project advocates forms of media cultures accessible to everyone and simultaneously invests in reimagining alternative media formations.
“Terrace of the Sea” by Diana Allan (2009, 52′)
Arabic with English subtitles.
Filmed in an unofficial Palestinian Bedouin camp established in 1948 on a stretch of beach north of Tyre, in South Lebanon, Terrace of the Sea uses a collection of family photographs taken over three generations as a prism through which to reflect on memory, loss and history.
“So Dear, So Lovely” (2018, 23′) by Diana Allan.
Arabic with English subtitles.
Service taxi driver Abu Hosam, a Palestinian with a varied past, a doubtful future and a majestic present, drives the streets of Beirut and the map of memory, speaking his mind with wild energy and wit. So Dear, So Lovely is a song of grief and exuberance.
“Mediterranean” by Talal Khoury (2017, 7′)
No dialogue
The blue waters of the Mediterranean hold the secrets of a thousand and more deaths. In this meditative visual essay, we contemplate the fates of those countless victims who have perished beneath the waves of the sea.