As part of the series “On Cinema and Revolution”, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center invites you to attend a conversation with Mohanad Yaqubi, on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021,at 6:00 pm Palestine time, via Zoom.
*The talk will be in Arabic
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Revolution until victory: Transnational Solidarity, Politics and Aesthetics
In this presentation, Yaqubi looks at the references of politics and aesthatics influencing the image production of the Palestinian revolution, a mélange that enabled its cinema to become a unique form of expression that managed to integrate several styles, visual languges, and formats from the anti-colonial sturggles of ALger and Cuba, to the vietnames Maoest solidarity movmenets, to civil right and anti- aparthhide struggles.
At the same time, the Palestinian revolutionary cultural production as a receiver of international support, became itself an enabler for other struggles and revolutions, not only in terms of political and military support, but also in terms of artisitic production wether from Eritira, West Sahara, Nicaragua and other leftist revolutionary movements around the world.
Mohanad Yaqubi is known of his support for Palestinian cinema through Idioms Film; a production house based in Ramallah and Brussels. His production credits include “Infiltrators, 2012”, “Suspended Time, 2013”, “Ambulance, 2015”, “Off Frame aka Revolution until victory, 2016”, “Ouroboros, 2017”, “Ibrahim: a Fate to Define, 2019” and “Chopped 2020”.
Inspired by his research on Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution, Yaqubi is developing the concept of “Imperfect Archives” through his research practices with Subversive Film, a curatorial collective that reflects on the scattered heritage of the solidarity movements, focusing on the politics of aesthetics, production networks, and archival practices. He is currently working on his second feature film “the Tokyo Reel” within his research at KASK School of the Arts, Gent.
*This talk is part of the series “on Cinema and revolution” that the center is organizing, the series will be continued until March, 2021