The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

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The Certainty of Shadow is a video work filmed in Sicily, with the participation one of the world’s great Arab poets and Nobel nominee, Adonis.  Inspired by Plato's Allegory of The Cave, the video proposes a voyage/dialogue between three artists: Canadian painter and videographer Kali Jones, Italian photographer and installation artist Maurizio Ruggiano, and Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis, a Syrian poet, essayist and translator. Adonis has written more than 20 books and volumes of poetry in the Arabic language and in this work, he figures as a contemporary Odysseus, exploring varying notions of perception.

 

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

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La certitude de l'ombre est une vidéo installation tournée en Sicile, avec la participation d'Adonis. La vidéo, inspirée par le mythe de la caverne de Platon sur l’illusion de la perception, ce projet raconte un voyage / dialogue entre les artistes Kali Jones (Canada), Maurizio Ruggiano (l'Italie), et Ali Ahmad Said Esber (Adonis) qui figure ici comme un Ulysse contemporain.

The Emblem of Turkey: The Kurdish Problem

The Emblem of Turkey: "The Kurdish Problem"

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Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Jiyar Gol examines the volatile situation in Turkey for the Kurdish population.

Liberation or Occupation? A Passage through Iraq

Liberation or Occupation? A Passage through Iraq

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Almost a year after the American invasion of Iraq and ousting of Saddam Hussein, Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Jiyar Gol takes an unpredictable journey into the heart of the war-torn country.

Slingshot

Slingshot

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Two lone figures meet in a desolate landscape. One, an Afghan boy, is there to bury his family, killed in a massacre. The other, a soldier, wounded physically and spiritually from too much killing, who struggles with his basest instincts to move toward healing.

A Song for Daniel

A Song for Daniel

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This charming short documentary compares a routine day for two nine-year-old Iraqi boys--one living in Baghdad and the other born and raised on Long Island.

Women Like Us

Women Like Us

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Iranian-born filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri look at Western misconceptions about Muslim women and women in the Middle East.