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Evolving Soundscapes Film Club

  • Event
  • 23 June 2024

Sunday, June 23rd – from 3 to 6 PM - EVOLVING SOUNDSCAPES FILM CLUB
A collection of films from the SWANA region

Les Chenilles (30’), Michelle & Noel Keserwany - LEBANON - Berlinale 2023 Golden Bear for Best Short Film
Postcolonial feminist short, blending life, history, and current affairs.

Life on the caps - by Meriem Bennani - MOROCCO (1988). 2018-2022, single-channel video, 76 min. Courtesy the artist; CLEARING, New York/Brussels; and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles/New York. Commissioned by the Renaissance Society/Chicago and Nottingham Contemporary/UK.
Timely political commentary on immigration, geopolitics, diasporic identity, resilience, biotechnology, data, state control and privacy.

Our songs were ready for all wars to come (22’), Noor Abed - PALESTINE
Folklore as a common emancipatory tool for people to overturn dominant discourses, reclaim their history and land, and rewrite reality as they know it.

The Battle of Empty Stomachs (23’), Diana Al-Halabi - LEBANON
A poetic and musical tribute to those who suffered the aftermath of famine and migration, and to Palestinian hunger strikers whose resistance outlives the deafening silence of the colonial world.


The selected works delve into a reflection on the SWANA region, with music serving as the common thread to a plurality of representations and approaches.
The screening will be followed by a talk featuring Noor Abed, Palestinian artist and author of 'Our songs were ready for all wars to come’, Diana Al-Halabi, Lebanese artist and directos, author of ‘The battle of Empty Stomachs’, and Mattia Capelletti, independent curator and PhD researcher in Cultural Studies at the University of Palermo, with a focus on the aesthetics, politics, and technologies of the voice.

Free admission.