Conversations

Conversations, panel discussion with John Akomfrah (artist and filmmaker) and Reem Shilleh (Co-founder, Subversive Film), Moderated by Ala Younis (artist and curator), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Conversations, panel discussion with John Akomfrah (artist and filmmaker) and Reem Shilleh (Co-founder, Subversive Film), Moderated by Ala Younis (artist and curator), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Conversations, panel discussion with John Akomfrah (artist and filmmaker) and Reem Shilleh (Co-founder, Subversive Film), Moderated by Ala Younis (artist and curator), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Conversations, panel discussion with John Akomfrah (artist and filmmaker) and Reem Shilleh (Co-founder, Subversive Film), Moderated by Ala Younis (artist and curator), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Artist John Akomfrah and the Palestinian film unit Subversive Film discuss the ‘cinecultural’ and ‘cinehistoric’ spaces forged through their collective models of filmmaking. How do these two expanded approaches to working with moving image and archives—including efforts to preserve, reissue, subtitle, annotate and recontextualise history through footage—extend the lens through which we view life in the present moment?

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