Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere

III. Images of Resistance from Elsewhere

The films in this program pose the question of the image of political struggles elsewhere from the point of view of the engaged observer. What are the stakes in the circulation of images of wars elsewhere? What must be considered when the filmmaker travels to the site of conflict to document it? What is an image of solidarity that can break through the hegemony, technocracy, and capitalism that mediate the consumption of images of conflict elsewhere?

Harun Farocki, War at a Distance, 2003, 58 minutes 
The Otolith Group, Nervus Rerum, 2009, 32 minutes
Jocelyne Saab, One Dollar a Day, 2016, 6 minutes
b.h. Yael, Even in the Desert, 2006, 33 minutes
Mohanad Yaqubi, Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory, 2016, 62 minutes

Images of Resistance from Elsewhere is the third of five chapters in Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere, an online film program curated by Irmgard Emmelhainz on e-flux Video & Film. The program streams in five thematic group screenings each two weeks long, and will be accompanied by two live discussions on February 2 and 15.

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Film, War & Conflict, Image
Documentary, Middle East, Revolution, Solidarity
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Irmgard Emmelhainz is an independent translator, writer, researcher, and lecturer based in Mexico City. Her book Jean-Luc Godard's Political Filmmaking was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2019. The translated expanded version of The Tyranny of Common Sense: Mexico’s Neoliberal Conversion is coming out this fall with SUNY Press, and so is Toxic Loves, Impossible Futures: Feminist Lives as Resistance (Vanderbilt). She is a member of the SNCA in Mexico (National System for Arts Creators).

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