On Photography Dispossession and Times of Struggle

Akram Zaatari

2017 | 00:37:00 | Lebanon | Arabic | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Middle East, Photography, War

Taking the idea of loss and dispossession as a starting point, this second reflection on photography and its people looks at the individual’s position within the context of war and how photographs become the sole record of that displacement, at the risk of them being dispersed as well.

This is a sequel to ON PHOTOGRAPHY PEOPLE AND MODERN TIMES. It represents at once a search for photographs, a research on photography in modern times and a story of displacement of thousands of photographs from private, sometimes intimate, spaces in Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, into the archive of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. The film is based on rushes that Akram Zaatari videotaped himself while doing his research on photography between 1998 and 2000.

Produced, written, directed by Akram Zaatari

Editing: Rita Mounzer

Photographic capture and work: Mahmoud Mirjan

Music: Nadim Mishlawi

Grading: Belal Hibri, Lucid

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Premiere

MACBA Barcelona 2017
Barcelona, Barcelona
2018

Exhibitions + Festivals

K21 Dusseldorf, Germany

MMCA Seoul, South Korea

SAF Sharjaw, UAE

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