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Disrupted Pasts, Displaced Futures

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Online Screening: July 24 – 27

Tickets free / on donation – RSVP HERE

Livestream discussion with filmmakers Mariam Mekiwi and Larissa Sansour: July 24 at 12.30 pm EDT

Disrupted Pasts, Displaced Futures is a selection of moving image works by contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa, blending science fiction, arabfuturism, and magic realism to tackle themes of displacement, migration, and climate crisis. Responding to an unstable present through the lens of the future, these alternate realities resist hegemonic narratives and open a space where new possibilities emerge.

Program includes works by Meriem Bennani, Mariam Mekiwi, Larissa Sansour.

Disrupted Pasts, Displaced Futures film program is curated by ArteEast’s curator Ginou Choueiri and presented by ArteEast as part of the ArteEast legacy program Unpacking the ArteArchive, preserving and presenting over 15 years of film and video programming by ArteEast. This program is in partnership with the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) as a parallel program to the VAC’s Fossilized Sunshine exhibition.

Films available worldwide, and on demand from July 24 at 12pm EDT – July 27 at 11:59pm EDT