Vanishing SpacesJuly 8, 2011
The Idler Academy The Idler, 81 Westbourne Park Road London W2 5QH
As part of the Mayor of London’s Shubbak Festival celebrating contemporary Arab culture across London, Zenith Foundation is presenting Vanishing Spaces: 6 short films (total 80 minutes) + discussion with programmer Mona Deeley + drinks.
With the ‘Arab Spring’ still unfolding and Obama’s recent call for the return of Israel to its 1967 boundaries, Vanishing Spaces provides a timely and engaging exploration of the people and places behind some of those events. The 6 shorts from Syria and Palestine reflect everyday lives played out in extraordinary circumstances, and poignantly record places and peoples that have endured existential turning points.
Na'im & Wade'a, Najwa Najjar, 1999, Palestine, 20 minutes
Essay on the Euphrates Dam, Omar Amiralay, Syria, 1970, 10 minutes
Before Vanishing, Joude Gorani, Syria, 13 minutes
They Were Here, Ammar Al Beik, Syria, 2000, 8 minutes
A Plate of Sardines, Omar Amiralay, Syria, 1997, 19 minutes
Soup Over Bethlehem, Larissa Sansour, 2006, Palestine, 10 minutes
Location: The Idler, 81 Westbourne Park Road London W2 5QH.
Bookings: www.idler.co.uk, T: 0207 221 5908. Spaces are limited so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.