Syria and the Right to the Image film screening, Oct. 19


October 15, 2015

syria right to image film screening

The film screening and discussion with Charif Kiwan, Spokesperson, Abounaddara, Syrian Film Collective will be held on Monday, October 19 at 5 pm in 32-141.

About the film:

Since 2011, Abounaddara, an anonymous group of Syrian filmmakers, have released a weekly film on the web, spotlighting the lives of individual Syrians in the war. In order to avoid censorship, their short films offer anonymous fly-on-the-wall perspective of the conflict. Since 2013, they have been campaigning for the “Right to the Image”: maintaining the dignified image of the Syrian people instead of depictions of bodies and war shown in the more mainstream media.

Their work has been recognized by the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Abounaddara are the recipients of the second Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics. The exhibition Abounaddara, The Right to the Image is presented at The New School, New York, from October 22 through November 11, 2015, launched by a three-day international conference.

For more information please visit the event website.  Photo by Alessandra Kocman

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