[spectre] in/tangible cartographies: new arab video series begins Sept. 8th

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Mon, 2 Sep 2002 03:07:14 EDT

Fresh perspectives from the Arab world
New series of Arab videotapes 
Opens Sept 8 in Vancouver
Runs: Sept 8-9, 22-23, and Oct 13-14.

VANCOUVER - Starting on September 8, a new series at the Pacific Cinematheque 
brings together a startling array of voices that are not often heard: those 
of Arab artists. Curated by Vancouver-based artist Jayce Salloum, the series 
"in/tangible cartographies: new arab video" aims to shed new light on the 
experiences of people living in Palestine, North Africa and the Middle East.

For full program see:

Highlighted works include:
a. Award Winning Palestinian Filmmaker Elia Suleiman's, "Cyber Palestine", 
the tale of a modern day Mary and Joseph, two Palestinian returnees living in 
Gaza, and their confrontation with the Israeli occupation.
b. Belkacem Hadjadj's, "A Woman Taxi Driver in Sidi Bel-Abbes", about the 
only woman taxi driver in a traditional Algerian town divided by extremist 
political violence. The 52 minute video was voted Best Documentary Film at 
Qatar's Arab Screen Independent Film Festival.
c. Mounir Fatmi's, "Survival Signs", a fascinating contemporary video about 
the language's distingrating ability to communicate. It has been programmed 
at film and video festivals in Toronto, Amsterdam, Brussels, Tokyo, 
Casablanca and Locarno.

The series will be followed by the Oct 20 screening of Salloum's ongoing 
untitled project, with the artist in attendance. untitled was the work at he 
centre of last September's controversial Arab-Canadian art exhibit in 
Ottawa's Museum of Civilization, when the Museum sought to postone "The Lands 
Within Me," a large exhibition of works by Arab-Canadian artists, after the 
September 11 attacks.

in/tangible cartographies: new arab video
Sept 8-9, 22-23, Oct 13-14
More info: http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca/NewArab.html

untitled: Jayce Salloum 1999-2002
Sunday October 20 - 7:30 pm
More info: http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca/JayceUntitled.html

Pacific Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street (between Helmcken and Davie), Vancouver
24 Hour Info Line: 604 688 FILM
Web: http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca

Full program details:
About Jayce Salloum:
About Jayce Salloum's untitled: