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Ali Cherri: the disquiet

March 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Georges Didi-Huberman and Arno Gisinger are conceiving a program of parallel events in which video works born out of the Lebanese milieu meet with a selection of “atlas of images” emerging from different contexts. Ali Cherri’s the disquiet (2003), which premiered at the Toronto film festival 2013 and won the best director award in the Dubai film festival 2013, will be screened for the first time in Lebanon. The event will also consist of a short presentation by the artist and a Q&A session.

The disquiet by Ali Cherri

Lebanon, 20’, 2013. Arabic, subtitled in English.

Lebanon has witnessed a number of violent earthquakes as a result of its geographical location on several fault lines. Through an investigation of the country’s seismic history, the disquiet observes the catastrophe in the making. What if the threat of an imminent catastrophe was far more internal than we ever suspected?