Mohanad Yaqubi, Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory

Mohanad Yaqubi

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Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere | III. Images of Resistance from Elsewhere Mohanad Yaqubi, Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory
Mohanad Yaqubi

62 Minutes
Courtesy of Idioms Film, Ramallah

Repeat: Wednesday, February 16

Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is a meditation on the Palestinian people’s struggle to produce an image and self-representation on their own terms in the 1960s and 1970s, with the establishment of the Palestine Film Unit as part of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization). Unearthing films stored in archives across the world after an unprecedented research and access, the film begins with popular representations of modern Palestine and traces the works of militant filmmakers in reclaiming image and narrative through revolutionary and militant cinema. In resurrecting a forgotten memory of struggle, Off Frame reanimates what is within the frame, but also weaves a critical reflection by looking for what is outside it, or what is off-frame.

Mohanad Yaqubi’s Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is presented within Images of Resistance from Elsewhere​, the third of five chapters in Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere, an online film program curated by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The program streams in five thematic group screenings each two weeks long, and will be accompanied by two live discussions.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

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Mohanad Yaqubi is a filmmaker, producer, and one of the founders of the Ramallah-based production outfit Idioms Film, as well as of the research and curatorial collective Subversive Films whihc focuses on militant film practices. Recently, he was a resident researcher at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Gent, Belgium. Yaqubi’s filmography as a producer includes the documentary feature
Infiltrators (dir. Khaled Jarrar, 2013), Suspended Time (several directors, 2013), and the narrative short Pink Bullet (dir. Ramzi Hazboun, 2014). He has co-
produced several films including the narrative feature Habibi (dir. Susan Youssef, 2010), the short narrative Though I Know the River is Dry (dir. Omar R. Hamilton, 2012), and the feature documentaries Ambulance (dir. Mohammed Jabaly, 2016) and Ouroboros ( dir. Basma Sharif, 2017). Yaqubi’s first feature film Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (2016) made its premiers at TIFF, Berlinale, Cinéma du réel, Dubai IFF, and Yamagata among fifty other premiers and screenings
around the world.


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