Films for a Ceasefire. Third session

We present the third session of Films for a Ceasefire, a series of meetings promoted by artists, resident projects and Hangar to continue to maintain a space of attention, denunciation and action in the face of the genocide being perpetrated by the State of Israel in Gaza and its siege of the Palestinian population in the West Bank. We continue to insist on the urgent need for a ceasefire and the condemnation of the intolerable crimes against the Palestinian community and the land of Gaza, which seem increasingly irreversible and irreparable. We continue to try to keep open spaces for discussion and mobilisation against discontent.

A reverse box office will be set up at each session, offering popcorn and drinks in exchange for donations to raise funds*.

This next session will feature a screening of R21 aka Restoring Solidarity by Mohanad Yaqubi, followed by a discussion with Yazan Khalili and Mohanad Yaqubi.

Third session
Monday, 11 March 2024
Doors open: 7:30 p.m. Screening: 8 p.m.
Venue: Ricson Hall, Hangar
Admission: reverse box office

About the film R21 aka Restoring Solidarity and Mohanad Yaqubi

The growing struggle for Palestinian self-determination between 1960 and 1980 was supported by radical left movements around the world, including Japan. This is illustrated by a collection of 16mm films by militant filmmakers from various countries, which were christened and screened in Japan. Their Japanese audiences felt oppressed by the United States after World War II, and not only sympathised with the Palestinians, but also identified with them.

Stylistically, the films vary widely. They include interviews with PLO leaders, documentary impressions of life in refugee camps, experimental films and educational films for tourist purposes. Mohanad Yaqubi has used this material to create a film that could be seen as a conclusion or an epilogue. It shows how two very different peoples can feel connected through images, and also raises questions: where is the line between advocacy and propaganda, and to what extent can a local struggle be translated internationally?

Mohanad Yaqubi is a filmmaker, producer and one of the founders of the Ramallah-based production company Idioms Film. Yaqubi is also one of the founders of the research and curatorial collective Subversive Films, which focuses on militant film practices, and a founding member of the Palestine Film Institute.

About Yazan Khalili

Yazan Khalili is an artist, architect and cultural producer. He is currently a PhD candidate at ASCA, University of Amsterdam (UvA) as part of the Imaginart group. His practice frames landscapes, institutions, social and technological phenomena as politicised entities. He is co-founder of Radio Alhara in 2020 and The Question of Funding collective in 2019.

*So far we have raised €1,081.95 which we will donate to UNRWA. UNRWA is the United Nations agency that helps over five million Palestinian refugees living in various parts of the Middle East. With 16 countries having stopped funding UNRWA, this is one of the most direct ways we can support the Palestinian people. Here on the map you can see the different refugee camps.

Image: Still from R21 aka Restoring Solidarity by Mohanad Yaqubi.


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