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.
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)
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
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
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
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
Presentation: Nabil Maleh, "Scenes from Life and Cinema."
Moderator: Omnia El Shakry
(Nights and Days (2007, 17min, Bluray) and A Journey (2006, 41min, Bluray). Dir. Lamia Joreige
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
Sunday October 27
7.30pm Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley:
Tanjawi: Sorrows of a Young Tangerian (dir. Moumen Smihi, 2012; 95min) Moumen Smihi in attendance