Friday, May 03, 2013

Faster than a speeding bullet, the flash of a knife, the arch of a rock...

I've been informed of this:-

PALESTINE AND THE MOVING IMAGE is a one day conference dedicated to the subject of Palestine in film and video.
Convened by the Palestine Film Foundation in association with the Centre for Palestine Studies at the London Middle East Institute, SOAS, the event is the first of its kind in the UK. With presentations by scholars, artists and curators, panels will explore topics ranging from colonial propaganda to video art, from militant aesthetics to visual ethics. The conference is aimed at cinema enthusiasts as well as scholars and filmmakers.
Date: Saturday May 11th
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Sq, London WC1H 0XG
NB: Space is limited, advance booking essential.
Tickets: £20 full price / £15 students & unwaged (includes buffet lunch)
Details and booking:


Conference programme:

...13:45 – Panel Two:

Insurgent gestures in recent/contemporary cinema
Chair: Alisa Lebow,
Senior Lecturer in Screen Media, Brunel University
...Reviving the Palestinian Narrative on Film: Joint Productions as a Form of Negotiating the Future Through the Past and Present                            
Haim Bresheeth
Professor of Film Studies & Chair of Cultural and Media Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of East London (2001-2012)
...15:45 – Panel Three:
Video, installation, and alternative encounters with the moving image

...Screens of Struggle: Palestinian Video Experiences
Helga Tawil-Souri
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University (NYU)

17:45 – Closing remarks

...Continuing for two weeks, at the Barbican and London University venues, this year's festival includes some 40 works by international artists working in every moving image genre. With a over 20 UK Premieres, a one-day conference on Palestine and the Moving Image, and more than a dozen guest speakers, we hope this year's festival has something for everyone...


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