In solidarity with the Palestinian and Armenian resistance movements, and in defiance of threats of erasure, we organised a series of screenings of shorts, documentaries, and narratives, followed by engaging discussions.
This event was in collaboration with Found (Experiences).
Found (Experiences) is makeshift, explorative, yet intentional. It is space for the muddled and garbled, the noise and the words. In constant orbit around the arts, and in play with culture.
Calendar (1993) Directed by Atom Egoyan - 1h 14 min
Condom Lead (2013) by Arab Nasser and Tarzan Nasser - 15 min
From the directors of Gaza Mon Amour (2020), comes this short film. In a parody of the Gaza War, a married Palestinian couple's attempts at intimacy are repeatedly interrupted by the deafening noise of Israeli shelling.
Wedding in Galilee (1987) by Michel Khleifi - 1h 50 min
Made at a time when there were virtually no films portraying Palestinian life, Wedding in Galilee is based around the wedding of a young couple in a Palestinian village.
In Between (2016) by Maysaloun Hamoud - 1h 30 min
Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to shape their own destinies despite being part of a conservative society entrenched in patriarchy. With distinctive personalities they form a sisterhood.
Stone, Time, Touch (2007) by Garine Torossian - 1h 12 min
Starring and narrated by Arsinée Khanjian, it is a documentary essay which builds a layered and elusive image of Armenian identity. It is an extended meditation on the traces of Armenia as they are lived out in the homeland of imagination, and in the existing geography of Armenia of today.
Parev Mama (2021) by Natalie Shirinian - 12 min
A loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated mother, a daughter brimming with cultural change, and a love interest who pushes for love over fear. Parev Mama Is the story of three strong women intertwined, linked by their yearnings of love, fears, and courage, ultimately coming together in a future defining moment.