Tripoli Cancelled follows a week in the life of a man who has been trapped in an airport for a decade. Shot in the Eliinikon Airport in Greece, the script is inspired by the experience of Mohaiemen’s father who was stranded in this same Athens airport for nine days in 1977 after losing his passport on a Bangladesh-Libya flight. Exploring the complexities of the migrant experience, this critically-acclaimed film is a psychological tale about a life lived in between the seams and across the edges of society.
The film was commissioned by documenta 14 and co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and Art Jameel.
Tripoli Cancelled is part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection.
Screening and Booking Information
Tripoli Cancelled (2017)
Director: Naeem Mohaiemen
Germany, United Arab Emirates
Experimental | 95 minutes
English with English subtitles
The screening of Tripoli Cancelled, which is part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection, is taking place under a film programme running in parallel with the Unsettled Objects exhibition, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director.
Bookings for the film screening and Q&A session are available here to book your complimentary ticket to the film as well as the Q&A session.
Details about the full programme and the screening can be found here.