Two Works by Cynthia Madansky
TWO FILMS: STILL LIFE + ḤARĀM
The FILM-MAKERS' COOP is pleased to present two films by Cynthia Madansky.
Curated by Courtney Muller.
Friday April 6, 2018 at 7 pm
Admission: $10 suggested
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8mm-to-digital, 15 min. 2004
Still Life gazes unflinchingly at the violence of war, observing the eerie architecture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip collapsed under Israeli occupation.
16mm-to-digital, 47 min. 2017
ḤARĀM is an essay film portraying the urgent contemporary situation at the Haram Al Sharif/ Noble Sanctuary reflecting on the growing Temple Mount Faithful movement whose goal is to build the Third Temple on this holy Muslim site.
The films by Cynthia Madansky integrate hybrid forms of cinematic traditions including autobiography, experimental methodologies, cinema vérité, scripted narrative, ethnographic observation as well as dance and performance. Her work engages with cultural and political themes, such as identity, nationalism, the transgression of borders, displacement, nuclear arms and war, foregrounding the human experience and personal testimony. Using 16mm, super 8 and video, her films portray the consequences of politics on the daily lives of individuals, interrogating the concept of personal responsibility and national accountability.
A Q&A with Madansky will follow the screening.