Wed, May 1, 2013 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
Alwan Film Festival 2013
Documentary film screening:
Documentary Film Screening
To be screened with "In My Mother's Arms"
Khaled Jarrar, Palestine/UAE, 2012, 70 mins
The checkpoint is closed. “Detour, detour!” shouts a taxi driver announcing the beginning of a journey. The film follows various attempts of individuals in their search for gaps in the Wall in order to sneak past it.
About the director:
Khaled Jarrar studied design at the Palestine Polytechnic University. Jarrar works with photography, video and in performance art. He has exhibited in several solo and group shows locally and internationally.
Screening of Infiltrators Co-Sponsored By:Adalah-NY: represents the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel is a grassroots strategic alliance of concerned organizations and individuals in New York, formed to demand an immediate, unconditional, and permanent end toU.S. andU.S.-sponsoredIsraeli aggression in the Middle East. In response to the continuing injustices committed by theU.S. and Israel, which constitute gross violations of international law,Adalah-NYstands with the people of the Middle East in their demands for justice, equality, democracy, and respect for human rights.
In My Mother's Arms
Documentary Film Screening
To be screened with "Infiltrators"
Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq, 2012, 82 mins
In My Mother's Arms follows several, orphaned children who live and study in the same room of a small rented house in Baghdad. They have no one to support them but Hesham, a student who works tirelessly to protect them from the dangers of the street. The landlord demands they vacate his house and now the only sanctuary these children have ever known is about to be lost. The film was shot in 2010, the future of the orphanage has yet to be resolved.
About the director: Mohamed Al-Daradji
Mohamed Al-Daradji is an Iraqi film director who studied theater in Baghdad and film in Leeds, England. His first film, Ahlam, was a major success portraying the mayhem following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. Son of Babylon was developed through the Sundance Institute and was selected as the Iraqi entry of the Oscars in 2011. In My Mother’s Arms is his latest film.
Screening of In My Mother’s Arms Co-Sponsored By:
Sada (For Contemporary Iraqi Art)
Sada (Echo) is a non-profit project supporting new and emerging arts practices through education initiatives in Iraq and public programs internationally.
About 3rd i NY
3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.
3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor
Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
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