05.15.2008

The Stories We Tell

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Date/Time: 15/05/2008 12:00 am


Alwan for the Arts Presents
Screening: The Stories We Tell
Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:00 PM
Experimental Arab & South Asian Short Films and Videos
Suggested donation: $5.
This video program will feature short, experimental works by South
Asian and Arab artists whose work reveals the tenuous nature of
storytelling. The videos will be a combination of home movies as
necessary fictions, excavations of propaganda and other effective
formats of lie-spreading, documentary efforts at revealing the
‘real’, the stories that performances and performativity can tell,
and narrative films where the act of telling the story becomes the
narrative. Curated by Swati Khurana. Initially presented by South
Asian Women Creative Collective for the New York Arab South Asian
Film Festival, March 2008.
Several filmmakers will be present. And a Q&A will follow with Uzma
Rizvi (PhD Anthropology)–faculty in the Departments of Social
Science and Cultural Studies, and Critical and Visual Studies, and
the Chair and Faculty Fellow for the Initiative on Art, Community and
Social Change at the Pratt Center for Community Development, Pratt
Institute, Brooklyn.
Titles include:
“One Night in New York” Jaishri Abichandani, 2006, RT 1:00;
“Wound Up” Jaishri Abichandani, 2005, RT 1:00;
“Soldier Bomber” Jaishri Abichandani, 2007, RT 0:45;
“When scenes travel …bubble, bubble” Rina Banerjee, 2004, RT 8:52;
“The Mall on Top of My House” Aditi Chitre, 2007, RT 5:00;
“Residence” Andrew Demirjian, 2004, RT 2:00; RT 2:00;
“Desiring” Dahlia Elsayed, 2007, RT 1:06;
“The Birthday of a Hunter” Hamid Ghavami, 2000, RT 5:00;
“No body has a name Nobody” Hosein Gourchian, 2006, RT 5:00;
“Talk Less Work More” Jesal Kapadia & Sreshta Premnath, 2008, RT
10:00;
“Natasha” Sarita Khurana, 2007, RT 10:00;
“Wrapped in Plastic” Swati Khurana, 2006, RT 3:15;
“Sometime Sometime” Swati Khurana, 2008, RT 3:00;
“Warring Factions” Justin Mashouf, 2007, RT 3:12;
“I Can’t Get Enough of You” Carol Pereira, 2007, RT 4:06;
“I Love My India” Tejal Shah, 2003, RT 10:00;
“A Short Film about Graffiti” Sai Sriskandarajah, 2007, RT 3:15;
“Flight Rehearsals” Kiran Subbiah, 2003, RT 4:00;
“Reality and the Mirror” Kiran Subbiah, 1999, RT 3:00
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