Lebanese video program:

˝When I first received an invitation to curate a video programme for the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women, I felt that I would be expected to present works dealing with the current crisis in Lebanon. But I decided not to. The wars in Lebanon are like a necklace of beads that have different shapes and colours; we are now experiencing another war but it is all the same war, and we are just living different variations of it. It never stopped. It never stops. It feels as if it is embedded in our lives, at some points dormant, at others destructively active. It’s as if we exist in the shadow of a volcano, and every so often it has to erupt and destroy in order for us to begin living again. The videos I am presenting were made before the onset of the current crisis, but they are never far from it.˝ (Christine Tohme)

Retrovizor: a surprise film screening

Retrovizor is a non-profit utopian cinema. It screens a variety of films from various periods, and its objective remains to explore and provide insight into the invisible cultures of moving images.

Waël Noureddine
Ça sera beau: From Beirut with Love

Lina Saneh
I Had a Dream, Mom...

Curator of Lebanese video program: Christine Tohme

Organisation: City of Women, Retrovizor
In collaboration with: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts-Ashkal Alwan, Klub Gromka/AKC Metelkova mesto

Date and time of event: 
Oct 02nd 22:30
Place of event: 
Klub Gromka, AKC Metelkova mesto