Director: Suada Kapic, Producer: FAMA, 90 min.
Thursday, September 14, 2006; 7:30PM
From the city of Sarajevo comes this survival guide to the challenges that face us at the outset of the 21st century: how to survive disaster and overcome terror and fear. Knitting together testimony from residents of the city with footage from the four-year siege, this harrowing yet matter-of-fact film covers the gamut from Electricity to Driving Around Town, Pets to Protection from Snipers, Dawn to Sunset.
Director: Oday Rasheed (Iraq/Germany), 2005, 74 min. Digibeta
Saturday, September 16, 2006; 6:30PM
Cantor Film Center, New York University, 36 East 8th St.
Heralded as, "Iraq's first uncensored feature film in over a decade" and "the first film made since the start of the current Iraq war," Oday Rasheed's Underexposure powerfully addresses the simultaneous responsibility and uncertainty of bearing witness to crisis and is a testament to the power of art in the face of overwhelming tragedy. The stories of fictional characters are woven together and set into real footage of the landscape of war-torn Iraq, resulting in a gripping view of the symbolic and the experienced realities of contemporary Iraqis. In Arabic with English subtitles.
Screening followed by a discussion between Sinan Antoon (filmmaker,
Professor of Arabic Literature, New York University) and the filmmaker,
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Presented in partnership with ArteEast, the Kevorkian Center, NYU and The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
Director: Mel Chin (Chile/USA), 2006, 22 min.
Friday, September 15, 2006; Breakfast 9:00AM - 10AM
Hotels of New York - Union Square, 201 Park Ave. S.
September 11, 2001 - New York City. September 11, 1973 - Santiago. The terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York forever scarred the trust of the American people, while the Chilean military coup of President Allende ushered in 17 years of autocratic rule that left more than 3,000 dead and countless victims of torture. In his dark and intensely compelling, animated new film, 9-11/9-11, Mel Chin creates a tale of two cities, a tragedy of two times, weaving a story of love and hope wrecked by overt and covert manipulations of power. 9-11/9-11 is presented as part of a global dialogue about the human impact of these collective traumas.