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Mark For Redaction Film (Shorts)

October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 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

October 21, 5pm 
Shorts Program

A screening of selected short films and videos

Followed by a conversation by Lily Hook

by Suzy Salamy 

Suzy Salamy is a social worker and a filmmaker. She has an extensive history working in the television and film world, and has  worked on several award winning documentaries about the Middle East

How can people reconcile a profound love for their culture with societal prohibitions that do not recognize the nuances of who they are? Can LGBTQ rights be divorced from politics or treated in isolation from other human rights? These are some of the questions that are explored in Outside/In, a short documentary. The film follows three Lebanese Queer activists who struggle to merge their personal and political beliefs through their activist efforts while maintaining their own identities.

2010 مونديال / Mondial 2010 
Film by: Roy Dib 
2014 / Lebanon / 19’20” / In Arabic with English Subtitles 
Cast: Abed Kobeissy, Ziad Chakaroun 
Sound Engineer: Fadi Tabbal and Stephane Reeves (Tunefork Recording Studios)

Mondial 2010 is a film on love and place. A Lebanese gay couple decides to take a road trip to Ramallah. The film is recorded with their camera as they chronicle their journey. The viewers are invited through the couple’s conversations into the universe of a fading city.

The relations between Israelis and Lebanese are governed by the 1943 Lebanese Criminal Code and the 1955 Lebanese Anti-Israeli Boycott Law, the former of which forbids any interaction with nationals of enemy states, and the latter of which specifies Israelis, making a trip for a Lebanese citizen to Israel (or Palestinian territories) impossible.

Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth
By Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Artist, Performer, Curator

This multimedia series comprised of textile work, performance and video attempt to create a future landscape of a fictitious queer rebellion.  This revolution is seen through the eyes of a queer Muslim world intent on overthrowing the shackles of Western Imperialism. It seeks to challenge the shifting borders between terrorist and freedom fighter as seen and named by a dominant social structure. 

The series takes from the historical stock footage, following on from the idea that in order to envision a future one must continue to look at the past. These archival video clips come are spliced together alongside narrative, digital photo, and video collage and poetry to build the first inklings of a new world order. 

Performance by Mx.Enigma and followed by a discussion.

Mx.Enigma (They/Them & Queen) is a multi disciplinary artist, writer, and media maker. They are a nonbinary transfemme of color living in NYC. They graduated Cum Laude at Brooklyn College in 2017 with a B.A in Media/Film & a side concentration in gender race and sexuality. Their work focuses on the intersections of queerness, American culture & the public perceptions and has been featured in over 40 exhibitions including the  MOMA, MAD, Bronx Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, HBO & BRIC media. They are an alumnus of the Brandeis Collegiate Institute Artist Residency, Summer 2017. They currently are a fall 2018 artist in resident with Trans Lab Theatre. They are currently working in collaboration with New York Public Library a summer reading of their play production “L’Chaim 2 Dykes” a truthful comedy humanizing the lives of Queer Ex-Hasidic Women who are struggling with their custody battles which in January 2019 will be performed at Judson Memorial Church.

To follow more of their work follow them on Instagram @mx.enigma 







October 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-5


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