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Mario Martone: the exile

Mario Martone

May 21, 2011 8:00 pm

Language: English

In conjunction with the exhibition, image in the aftermath, Beirut art center and the Arab image foundation are happy to present the final of three evenings of events exploring the work Sahara Occidentale, con poche Immagini.

The exile an encounter with the cinema of Mario Martone

In 1996, the filmmaker Mario Martone directed the film una Storia Sahrawi* in the Sahrawi refugee camps in southwestern Algeria. Today Martone states: “I often say my experience with the Sahrawis was vital from a cinematographic, cultural and artistic perspective. I’ve had the chance to enrich my artistic approach to the image… I’m referring, for instance, to my last movie [we believed], which is the narration of the war the Italians fought in 1800 for achieving independence…after all, I would not have shot that movie, or I would have shot it differently, if I had not met the Sahrawis.” during this last encounter, collaborations the Sahrawis have established with different intellectuals will be presented.

*una storia Sahrawi, by Mario Martone, 1997, 30 min, hassanya with English subtitles

Organized with the support of the prince Claus fund for culture and development