Akram Zaatari, In This House (2005)
30 min, video, in Arabic with English subtitles.
Zaatari focuses on a letter written years ago by a Lebanese resistance fighter, who placed the letter inside the empty case of a B-10 82mm mortar and buried it in the garden behind the house he was occupying in South Lebanon
Akram Zaatari, All is Well on the Border (Al-Shareet bi Khayr) (1997)
43 min, video In Arabic with English subtitles
Zaatari’s video presents three testimonies reflecting the experiences of prisoners held in detention centers during the Israeli occupation of South Lebanon. Personal narratives, including the letters sent by Nabih Awada, known as “Neruda,” to his family while detained for ten years, are interspersed with photographs, documents, and interviews.
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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