Mon 18.12 - 20:30

Films For Palestine II

Elettra Bisogno, Hazem Algaddi & Maaike Jaspers

ticket: Vrije bijdrage


For the second solidarity screening we’re showing two films by KASK students, focusing on how solidarity may unfold within a film practice. As artists and filmmakers from the Global North we should not only amplify marginalized voices, but also be aware of how we relate to them in all processes of making (and doing) the work.
Please join this open conversation with the filmmakers and think with us about how our artistic practice could contribute to tangible action and the liberation of Palestine

“I have never been to Palestine. I have only scrolled there, departing from Belgium. With a poor sense of scale, and a biased compass, I wonder: what is hidden in the instruments I use to navigate? Khalil and Mohammed give me some landmarks. By drawing maps, they reconstruct the places of their former lives in Palestine and the geographical circumstances of their friendship. Traces that are anything but dotted lines on Google Maps.”

A NEW LIFE, A NEW FIGHT (Elettra Bisogno & Hazem Alqaddi, 2021, 35’)
“A meeting between two strangers sparks a desire to understand each other through the medium of film. They both simultaneously start recording their surroundings on camera, crafting the resulting footage. Elettra from Italy and Hazem from Gaza become the subjects of this film that documents their first moments together. The film deploys into a multi-faceted reality where the North and the South confront each other in a discussion about rights and inequalities, a reality in which we grasp a migration towards each other, while capturing an intimate way of making a film together.”


> Monday 18 december
19:30 Soup & Bread
20:30 Start Screening + After talk
> KASKcinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent
> Donation upon entrance and free contribution for food!
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