Wednesday Night Cinema Society Fall 2018: Wavering Narratives

Wednesday Night Cinema Society presents:
WAVERING NARRATIVES: Contemporary Arab Documentaries
Curated by: Raed Rafei and Rana Jarbou

In recent years, Arab documentary filmmaking became not only a way to record and document changing times, but also a virtual arena where the parameters of change itself are shaped, questioned and reimagined.  

From the euphoria of the early days of the Arab uprisings of 2011 to later descent into chaos, Arab documentary filmmakers brought in personal expressions of resistance to the fatalistic unfolding of events.  While the uprisings ushered a new phase of political and social consciousness in the region, a wave of conternaratives was already finding a new space of expression in the changing media landscape.  

Grappling with themes of idenity/place, displacement/diaspora, and ambivalence/irresolution, the films presented in this series is a sample of fresh approaches to documentary filmmaking in Arab worlds.  These narratives interweave the political, social and historical through innovative storytelling, experimenting with elements of fiction, drama, performance, and participation.  

Schedule:

  • October 3: Challat Tunis - (dir. Kaouther Ben Hania, 90 min, 2013) | Tunisia
  • October 10: 74 (The Reconstruction of Struggle) - (dir. Raed & Rania Rafei, 100 min, 2012) | Lebanon
  • October 17: Sleepless Nights - (dir. Eliane Raheb, 128 min, 2012) | Lebanon
  • October 24: Our Terrible Country - (dir. Mohammad Ali Atassi, 85 min, 2014) | Syria
  • October 31: Jild (Skin) - (dir. Afraa Batous, 85 min, 2015) | Syria, Lebanon
    300 Miles - (dir. Orwa Al Moqdad, 90 min, 2016) | Syria
  • November 7: Sing Fo Me - (dir. Sama Waham, 39 min, 2015) | Iraq, Canada, US
    Salata Baladi - (dir. Nadia Kame, 105 min, 2007) | Egypt
  • November 14: And On A Different Note - (dir. Mohammad Shawky, 23 min, 2015) | Egypt
    Little Eagle - (dir. Mohammad Rashad, 77 min, 2016) | Egypt
  • November 28: The Wanted 18 - (dir. Amer Shomali & Paul Cowan, 75 min, 2014) | Palestine, Canada
    Five Broken Cameras - (dir. Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, 94 min, 2011) | Palestine

 

All screenings are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Film and Digital Media

When: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Communications Building, Room 150 (Studio C)