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‘Palestine in the Eye: Militant Moving Images’

/ December 15 – 19 / @ Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre / curated by Subversive Film

[ ... A national-historical tendency afflicting film scholarship and exhibition in recent decades has militated against the treatment of these transnational cinemas of the revolution. Palestine in the Eye: Militant Moving Images counters this neglect, asking what visions of Palestine took form in the eyes of international artists finding inspiration in the revolution. As they sought their own aesthetic criteria and militant methods, how did these figures navigate the line between a film’s revolutionary form and its revolutionary function? Responding to his own questions, Abu Ali tasked film with ‘assuming the role of a weapon at the service of the revolution’; but could not the revolution, with its call to insurrection, equally assume the role of a tool at the service of artistic innovation?... ]