Akram Zaatari, This Day (Al Yaoum) (2003)
86 min., video, In Arabic with English subtitles.
This filmic essay presents an examination of the mediating role of photography in personal memory, the archive, and contemporary history. Zaatari explores the circulation of exoticized images of the Middle East, from romantic photographs of camels and Bedouins, to television and internet news footage of war-torn Beirut.
This screening is presented in conjunction with Akram Zaatari: Tomorrow Will Be Alright. Screening takes place in the List Center’s Reference Gallery.
FREE and open to the general public.
Funding for this exhibition has been provided by Ghassan and Manal Saab, The Agha Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the Committee on Race and Diversity at MIT, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Council for the Arts at MIT. Media sponsorship provided by the Phoenix Media Communications Group. Major support provided by MIT and the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT. Special thanks to the MIT List Advisory Committee and the Friends of MIT List.
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