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Mark For Redaction Film and Workshop

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

Mark For Redaction Films
This Series is a part of the Major Exhibition Mark for Redaction, envisioned by Razan Al-Salah and curated by Hilal Khalil

November 4, 3pm-8:30pm

The film will be followed after Maktuv* Workshop

Maktuv*: An Evening of Islamic and Jewish Calligraphy 

Join us for an interactive workshop led by experiential educator, community organizer, and artist Ruben Shimonov. We will explore the significance of Arabic in Islam and Hebrew in Judaism, as well as the close relationship between both Semitic languages. It’ll be a space to share our personal connections with the holy languages of our respective faiths and to engage with these two languages through a hands-on calligraphy workshop. No background in Arabic or Hebrew calligraphy necessary.

*As cognates, Maktoob and Ketuv mean “written” in Arabic and Hebrew respectively.About the workshop facilitator:
Born in Uzbekistan, Ruben belongs to the native Persian-speaking Jewish population of Central Asia that has lived alongside their Muslim neighbors for 1300 years, engaging in cultural and intellectual commerce. Given his background, Ruben possesses a strong passion for Muslim-Jewish community building. He has brought this interest to his professional, communal, artistic, and volunteer work.

74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle)
Directed by Raed & Rania Rafei, 2012, Lebanon, 1hr35
A political docu-fiction work about the occupation of AUB in 74 seen from the modern lens of current Arab uprisings.
1974: Lebanon is in intellectual, cultural and political ferment. For 37 days, students from the American University of Beirut occupy the university’s premises to protest against rising tuition fees and US political imperialism. 2011: in the midst of the Arab Spring, the Rafeis decide to step back and reconsider today’s situation in the light of that period pregnant with hope, but also a prelude to the Lebanese civil war.
The Film premiered at the FID Marseille International Film Festival in 2012 where it received the critic’s award. The film received other international prizes and was screened in film festivals around the world in countries like Germany, Italy, India, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and others. 

Raed Rafei is a Lebanese filmmaker, writer and multimedia journalist. For over ten years, he was a reporter for national and international publications covering political, social and economic issues in the Middle East. He also worked as a researcher, producer, and director on many TV news reports and documentaries for channels like Al-Jazeera, CNN and ARTE. Since 2011, Rafei has been making independent hybrid films. He made two feature films: 74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle) (2012) (co-directed with Rania Rafei), and Here I am … Here you are(2016); and two short films: Prologue (2011) and Salam (2017). His films have screened at international film festivals and received several prizes. Rafei is currently based in California where he is pursuing a PhD in Film and Digital Media at the University of California in Santa Cruz.



November 4, 2018
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5


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