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Solidarity Screen Series

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

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March 22, 2024
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
18:00 - 20:45

We are Solidarity Screen Series (S-S-S), a film programming and curating collective led by Vanessa Fernandez and Najrin Islam.

We are currently graduate students in the Film Programming and Curating Masters Programme at Birkbeck, University of London. As women of colour, we wish to use our newfound curatorial knowledge and tools to come together in solidarity with narratives of resistance from the Global South on screen, and make them accessible in the grand multicultural hub that is London.

We are hosting our very first programme in support of Palestine on March 22 and 23, far away from where the horrific realities are being lived. We intend to create a safe space that aims to strengthen community ties and restore solidarity in view of the ongoing genocide in Palestine. We intend to not only amplify voices from Palestine itself, but also include other voices that have risen in support of their struggle for freedom and persistence in the face of a chronic catastrophe. To this end, we encourage discussions in the space post the screening hours.

This programme is part of a two-day event in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image (BIMI) and MayDay Rooms 🎥 Follow us on Instagram (@solidarityscreenseries) for programme details on DAY 2: March 23, 2023, at MayDay Rooms.

You do not want to miss out on watching some remarkable films, which speak to personal memories, dreams, speculative fiction and archival kinships while revising the colonial optics of power through new navigational routes of empathy.

Programme | Day 1 | March 22, 2024

Scenes from the Occupation in Gaza | 1973 | 13’ | Mustafa Abu Ali
The Dream | 1987 | 45’ | Mohammad Malas
Your Father Was Born 100 Years Old, And So Was the Nakba | 2018 | 7’ | Razan Al-Salah
R21 aka Restoring Solidarity | 2022 | 71’ | Mohanad Yaqubi
Echographies of the Invisible | 11’ | Moonis Ahmad Shah

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