Since 2011 Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk have worked on a number of militant works that engage directly with the political situation in Egypt. They first made videos as intifadat intifadat and then joined the collective Mosireen. Mosireen is a Cairo-based media collective made up of filmmakers and activists who came together during the Egyptian Revolution. Besides making videos from within and next to the uprising, Mosireen also carried out workshops on radical video-making and host an extensive archive of footage from the revolution, available at: youtube.com/mosireen.
Jasmina and Philip will re-visit some of the videos from 2011 – 2013 and talk about the temporality of images and the question of how to re/view images of urgency.
Destroyed Sinan: Video artists/activists Oktay İnce and Alper Şen have been documenting the protests and forced migration of Kurdish and other minorities in Turkey since the 1990s. They will show video excerpts filmed between 2004 and 2014 that exemplify the entanglement of the Kurdish struggles in Turkey with the Armenian Genocide. Destroyed Sinan is a restored video document in which the violence marking the Sinanköy area has been inscribed: filmed by a villager, ripped out by a police officer, and restored and commented on by the activists. Angela Melitopoulos will talk with Oktay İnce and Alper Şen about the production of a dissident archive.
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