The Multiple Roles of Archives in Building Counter-Narratives: from the Personal to the Collective
22.4.2022 | 17.00 | Silent Green
Panelists: Joana Hadjithomas (filmmaker, Memory Box), Mathilde Rouxel (general delegate of the Jocelyne Saab’s Friends Association and restoration project manager).
Hosted by: Nour Ouayda (project manager of the Cinematheque Beirut)
In the absence of any access to official documentation that can propose narratives of Lebanon’s collective history, the (re)use of archives in cinema is a way to activate the archival object, revealing the hidden and secret (hi)stories they contain. The images, sounds and texts, private or public, reappear in a new context and encounter new temporalities thus becoming valuable palimpsests of a past, present and future.
This panel is followed by an introduction of the work of the Cinematheque Beirut and a screening of the short film Topology of an Absence by Rami el Sabbagh and Sharif Sehnaoui.