01.25.2008

Screening / Roundtable / Charged in the Name of Terror: Portraits by Contemporary Artists

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Date/Time: 25/01/2008 12:00 am


**please note the time has changed to 5:30pm**
The Kevorkian Center and Department of Middle East &
Islamic Studies Present:
a very important film screening & roundtable
Friday January 25, 5:30-7:00 pm
Kevorkian Building, 50 Washington Sq South, Corner of
W 4th and Sullivan Streets
“Charged in the Name of Terror: Portraits by Contemporary Artists”
Official Selection: 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Acclaimed artist Paul Chan curated a series of short
video documentaries exploring the homefront of “the
war on terror.” An eloquent pairing of filmmakers and
subjects, the project stands at the critical nexus of
politics and art, of activism and humanity. “All the
shorts are experimental in their pairing of sound and
image yet plainspoken in their address, and their
portraiture is partly concerned with the glory of
particular ways of being alive,” wrote the film critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum. “It’s a simple device,” wrote the
NYT art critic Holland Carter of Paul Chan’s own short
film that opens the compilation, “and like any
effective political action, right or wrong, brilliant
because it works.”
Following a screening of the shorts, there will be a
roundtable discussion of the films in general and the
case of Mohammad Yousry in particular featuring
Professor Zachary Lockman, artist Paul Chan, and
filmmakers Mary Billyou and Annelisse Fifi.
The shorts to be screened include:
Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction,
The Law and Poetry (2006) By Paul Chan | Running time
17:30
Steve Kurtz Waiting (2006) By Jim Fetterley and Angie
Waller | Running Time 15:32
For the Least (2007) By Susan Youssef | Running Time
6:55
Mohamed Yousry: A Life Stands Still (2006) By Mary
Billyou and Annelisse Fifi | Running Time 20:00
Mohamed Yousry is a graduate of the NES program and a
PhD student in MEIS at NYU. For more on his legal
case, please see:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060515/cole

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/15/AR2006011500940.html

http://www.nyctranslators.org/GothamTranslator/pdf/October_2005.pdf

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