If Jerusalem is the capital of both Israel and Palestine, and on the eve of Netanyahu's visit to a historically Palestine-friendly India, we bring you two films with surprising images and voices that cut across the neighbour-relation of these two countries, locked in a battle of intimacies. One film is set in the heart of Jerusalem, and the other in Tel Aviv (with a little bit of holiday in India).
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour Before the House)
2012, CCTV video, 72 mins, 60 mins
Arabic and English with English subs.
Eight Palestinian families living in and around Jerusalem city use their TV screens to look out into their neighbourhood, via a camera mounted on the rooftops of their homes, tripods made of stones. Their speech travels between the farthest things and the innermost fantasies.
2008, 80 mins
Hebrew with English subs.
A young soldier with the Israeli Army confesses to his girlfriend about killing two Palestinians during his military stint. They both wear digital masks. Mograbi himself transforms his living room into a Brechtian stage for what he calls, a musical tragedy.
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
Arabic and English with English Subtitles.
Opening Show of the Palestinian Museum
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
الجار قبل الدار
The Neighbour Before The House
Video and Stills with accompanying commentary
*plus a newly-scanned copy of "A Seventh Man", Berger's photo-text book on migrant work.
Pad.ma invites you to
Rivers without Banks
27th December, 2013 through 27th January, 2014
Before the start of a new year; and among big and small resolutions for the future we chose to ask ourselves what is free cinema today, what is its political and perceptual economy, and what could we summon of its powers, before embarking on new journeys of making and thinking.
Rivers without Banks is a screening program of films whose durations extend beyond conventional length. But importantly, this is not a collection put together quantitatively, even as we may argue that the epic scales present in the chosen films carry the weight of histories, and put together chronologically show us a century where individual everyday lives face the annals of terrible power; where the human condition battles with nature and technology, with love and loss, with good and evil.
الجار قبل الدار
“The Neighbour before the House” is a series of video probes into the landscape of East Jerusalem. Shot with a CCTV security camera, these images show that before and after instrumental "surveillance", there is inquisitiveness, jest, memory, desire and doubt that pervades the project of watching. In these specific times and places, camera movements and live commentary become ways in which Palestinian residents evaluate what can be seen, and speak about the nature of their distance from others.
60 mins, SD CCTV video and sync audio.
The second segment of FILAMENT starts tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, with CAMP's film, Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour Before the House),
CCTV video, 72 mins, 2009-11.
The work will be on view until Friday, 12 July with three shows daily at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm.
2/1 Hindusthan Road, Kolkata 700029
A 72-minute film resulting from a CCTV video project shot in Jerusalem/ Al Quds with eight palestinian families, from and around their homes. Screenings are every 90 minutes starting 10 am, the last screening is at 8 pm. At Bait Al Serkal, Upto May 7, 2011.
with Albert-Lászlo Barabási, CAMP, Burak Arikan and Hans Ulrich Obrist at Hidden Patterns.
EK DOZEN PAANI
Join us for a special Flashback Friday evening, as we journey back with the films in the presence of, and in conversation with many of the filmmaker’s accompanied by bonus archival material.
PaNi SaRe DhaGa Ma (Water Is In All The Clouds) as the sargam notes and title connote was an exploration of the many lives of water - social, political, material, and spectral - as lived and experienced by young dwellers of the Mumbai suburbs of east Jogeshwari in 2008
CAMP, in Conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose.
Ashok introduces a video on the Monsoon in Lallubhai, made at R & R, at the opening event of the inhabited sea project.
Image: CAMP studio (handmade book scanner, optical scanner, four computers, NVR recorder, joystick, microphones, salad box, water, biscuits, coffee on the folding table. Bookshelves made of paper rolls, books, routers, awards, air conditioning and fan above. Inventory of electronics + museum of Jurassic technology below the tables, flooring replaced from wear. Some persons on a break, a person taking the picture.)
Part 2 of the housing histories project, From Footpath to Flat (via FSI) is online.
Online seminar/"masterclass" with students of Srishti, Bangalore.
Part 1 of the housing histories project, Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: From Janata Colony to Janata Colony (imaginary to destroyed), is online.
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.
As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children
Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling