“An Aesthetic Revolt”
Radical Poster and Film Art in the Middle East
Monday May 26
18:15 – 22:00
Bethnal Green Road
An evening of rare film and expert talks on revolutionary art in the Middle East, now and then…
Part of ‘The World is With Us’: Global Film and Poster Art from the Palestinian Revolution
The Palestine Film Foundation invites you to join preeminent scholars, filmmakers, painters, and curators for an evening exploring the nature of revolutionary art in light of the current exhibition ’The World is With Us’.
With presentations by Prof. Charles Tripp (SOAS, Politics and International Studies), Mona Saudi (sculptor and founder of the PLO’s Plastic Arts Section), and Dan Walsh (creator of the Palestine Poster Project Archives). Chaired by Dina Matar (SOAS, Centre for Media and Film Studies).
Presentations will be followed by a screening of two extremely rare works of radical left cinema made in the midst of the Palestinian revolution: Kassem Hawal’s Our Small Houses (made for the PFLP in 1974) and Palestine Another Vietnam by Colectivo de Cine del Tercer Mundo (1971).
After the screenings, Jorge Denti, founding member of Colectivo de Cine del Tercer Mundo will take part in a screen talk about Palestine Another Vietnam and the relationships the film hints at between Palestinian and Latin American resistance projects in the early 1970s.
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