Full Schedule and Program

RELATED EVENT

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24: Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley.

7.00pm: 44, or Tales of the Night (1981, dir. Moumen Smihi) (110min)

Followed by "Afterimage" conversation with Moumen Smihi and Peter Limbrick.

 

SYMPOSIUM

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 

Digital Arts Research Centre (DARC) Building:

9.15am-9.45am: Coffee, DARC Lobby

9.45am-10.00am: Welcome (Peter Limbrick and Omnia El Shakry)

10.00am-12.00pm:

 Panel 1:  Movement and Extra-territoriality

Kay Dickinson, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

Livia Alexander, Senior Advisor, Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain

Nabil Maleh, Film Director and Producer

Chair: Soraya Murray, Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

12.00-2.00pm: Lunch

2-2.45pm, Screening

Si Moh, pas de chance (Si Moh, the Unlucky Man) dir. Moumen Smihi (France, 1971) 18min. Blu-ray

Six et Douze, dir. Ahmed Bouanani, Abdelmajid R’chich, Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi. (Morocco, 1968) 18min. DVD

14.3 Seconds, dir. John Greyson (Canada, 2008) 9min. DVD

 

2.45-3.00pm: Coffee.

 

3.00-5.00pm:

 Panel 2:  Itineraries of Intertextuality

Nouri Gana, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Stefania Pandolfo, Assoc. Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Moumen Smihi, Filmmaker, Paris/Tangier

 

Chair: Peter Limbrick, Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

5pm-7pm, Sesnon Gallery Reception, Porter College, UCSC

Opening reception for exhibition "Unfixed Itineraries."

Video installations by Zineb Sedira, Hassan Khan; photographs by Marie El Khazen (Arab Image Foundation).

 

7.00pm-8.30pm: Screening, DARC Building

Pipe Dreams, dir. Ali Cherri, (Lebanon/France, 2012) 7.03min. Digital file.

Muslim Gauze R.I.P., dir. Hassan Khan (Slovenia, 2010) 8min 8 secs. Blu-ray

Nation Estate, dir. Larissa Sansour (Denmark/Palestine, 2012) 9min. Digital file.

+ Q/A with Larissa Sansour and Ali Cherri

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26  DARC Building

8.30-9.00am, Coffee

9.00-11.00am:

 Panel 3: Past, Present, and Future Itineraries

Sunaina Maira, Professor, Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis

Susette Min, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis

Larissa Sansour, Artist, Palestine/London/Copenhagen

 Chair: Jennifer Derr, Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

11-11.30am, Coffee

 

11.30am-1.00pm:

Presentation: Nabil Maleh, "Scenes from Life and Cinema."

Moderator: Omnia El Shakry

 

1.00-2.30pm   Lunch

 

2.30pm-3.30pm: Screening

 (Nights and Days (2007, 17min, Bluray) and A Journey (2006, 41min, Bluray). Dir. Lamia Joreige

 

3.30-4.00pm. Coffee

 

4.00-6.20pm, Panel 5: Archives, Images, Memory

Michael Allan, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon

Dore Bowen, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, San José State University

Tarek El Ariss, Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin

Ali Cherri, Artist, Paris/Beirut

Chair: Neda Atanasoski, Associate Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

RELATED EVENT

Sunday October 27

7.30pm Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley: 

Tanjawi: Sorrows of a Young Tangerian (dir. Moumen Smihi, 2012; 95min) Moumen Smihi in attendance