OJALA: LA VUELTA AL ORIGEN
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Director and Producer
Ojalá: La vuelta al orígen is a documentary feature film about being a Palestinian descendant in Chile and maintaining the cultural resistance through dance.
From the perspective of bellydance and Dabke teacher Anne Marie Lolas, the film creates a conversation between diasporic identities and the practice of art.
SU GENTE, SU CIELO, SU AROMA (ITS PEOPLE, ITS SKY, ITS SCENT)
Su gente, su cielo, su aroma (Its people, its sky, its scent) is a work in progress on the relationship between Palestinians in Palestine and Palestinians in Chile, comparing the passed-on nostalgia of the Palestinians of the diaspora with that of the Palestinians who stayed.
The installation is composed of two videos shot in Bethlehem and Beit Jala (Palestine): to trace the steps and Chilean visions of Palestine / Who owns Dabke.
“On the road” - Two-week artist residency in Palestine (organized by the French German Cultural Center in Ramallah)
Exhibition of the work in progress in Bethlehem
ALLAH MADE ME QUEER
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Director and Producer
Allah made me queer is a documentary short film about identifying as both Muslim and queer. The film follows two artists in the development of their multi-genre performance Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love, as they call upon and perform their own life experiences to examine the intersection of queerness and Islam.
Between religious chants and coming out anecdotes, they take their private life to the public, bringing a conflicted identity met with resistance from their very own families, onto the stage.
THE EMBODIED BORDER: WORDS FOR POLITICAL FICTION
search for funding after a first show at Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
Directed by MYST (artist collective: Yasmine Benabdallah, Simone Fehlinger, Tamara Al Saadi)
The exhibition explores through installations and research spaces the question of the border in contemporary wars and conflicts, arguing that the frontier as a line is both process and political fiction.
The trace on the (modern) map is only possible by the design of the Self and the Other through images, sounds and language. In contrast and in addition to the imagery of war reporting, the exhibition focusses on the word as a basis to the construction of the embodied border.
Participants: political geographer Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, dancer and choreographer Bolewa Sabourin, theater researcher Najla Nakhlé-Cerruti, and architect and editor Léopold Lambert