05.12.2018 | 20H
la lumière collective
7080-506, rue Alexandra
En présence de Alanna Thain.
7$ à la porte.
The Political Imaginary of Waiting screening series is delighted to present “In the Last Days of The City” by Tamer El-Said (2016, 118′)
The screening will be followed by a discussion with a discussion with Alanna Thain, Professor at McGill University Department of English and Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.
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.
“In the Last Days of The City” by Tamer El-Said (2016, 118′)
Arabic with English subtitles
Tamer El Said’s debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are an exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.