2 minutes for Syria


Two days with films, seminars and discussions on October 25-26 organized by the course Critical Images, the Royal Institue of Art, in collaboration with  Syrian filmmakers.
How can fair representation be guaranteed in a hyper-mediated world, shaped on all sides by cameras and screens?
The question arises whilst humans live increasingly inside the images of the world rather than in the world itself. And the question becomes urgent whilst some inhabitants of our world are in effect denied the means to produce their own image, having to face politicians and the media who abuse their power of representation in contempt of human rights.
Using images from Syria as a point of departure, a country whose media representation raises fundamental questions of concern to the citizens of the world, the program Equal Before the Image? aims to contribute to this reflection. It will debate these issues through an exploration of Syrian films presented by their filmmakers.
Equal Before the Image? is organized with support from the Swedish Institute and in collaboration with Södertörn University and Stockholm University of the Arts.
Program October 25
10.00-12.00:
Introduction by Katarina Nitsch, Critical Images, RIA.
Discussion with Charif Kiwan filmmaker and Nathalie Delbard, art historian.
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
13.00-14.30:
Film: Everyday life in a Syrian Village
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
14.45-16.00:
Film: Syria: Snapshots of History in the Making by Abounaddara
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
16.15-18.00:
Film: To be announced
Film: Panic Attack by Khaled Alwarea
Film: Laam by Ramia Suleiman
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
 
Program October 25
10.00-12.00:
Introduction by Katarina Nitsch, Critical Images, RIA.
Discussion with Charif Kiwan filmmaker and Nathalie Delbard, art historian.
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
13.00-14.30:
Film: Everyday life in a Syrian Village
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
14.45-16.00:
Film: Syria: Snapshots of History in the Making by Abounaddara
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
16.15-18.00:
Film: To be announced
Film: Panic Attack by Khaled Alwarea
Film: Laam by Ramia Suleiman
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
19.00 -21.00:
Paneldiscussison:
Media Representation in Question: How to Represent Indignity in Dignity?Introduction by Katarina Nitsch, Critical Images, RIA.
Charif Kiwan, filmmaker, Nathalie Delbard, art historian, Göran Rosenberg, journalist and writer, Rebecka Thor, writer and researcher in Aesthetics.
Studion, Kulturhuset
Program October 26
Three different experiences of filming history in the making
10-10.30
Introduction by Katarina Nitsch, Critical Images, RIA.
Reflection on editing by Raya Yamisha
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
10.30- 12.30
Film: Houses Without Doors by Avo Kaprealian
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
13.30-15.30
Film: To be announced
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset
16.00-18.30
Film: Haunted by Liwaa Yazji
Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset