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Film screening Mirrors of Diaspora

Start Date:
09 Oct 2019
End Date:
09 Oct 2019
Start Time
5:00 PM
End Time
6:30 PM
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09-10-2019 17:00 09-10-2019 18:30 Asia/Jerusalem Film screening Mirrors of Diaspora
 
Mirrors of Diaspora
 
Director and Producer: Kasim Abid
Iraq, UK, 2018
Length: 88 min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
 
Synopsis
 
On the 15th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, MIRRORS OF DIASPORA explores themes of exile, creativity, identity, and war told through the lives of seven Iraqi artists living outside the country of their birth for close to half a century. This ambitious project explores their challenges, failures and successes, both as artists and in their private lives: from when they graduated from art school in the 1970s, worked as street artists in the piazzas in Italy, to becoming well-known. The central question the film poses is: What are the consequences of spending most of one’s life in exile?
 
About the director
 
Kasim Abid is an award-winning Iraqi filmmaker, director, producer, and the cameraman of all his films. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and holds an MA from VGIK-All-Union State Institute of Cinematography from Moscow. He is the co-founder of Independent Film and Television College; a non-governmental Baghdad-based free-of-charge film training college whose graduates won several prestigious awards. Kasim taught Film Directing and Cinematography in countries including Britain, Jordan, Sudan, and Palestine (Jerusalem, Gaza, and Birzeit). He was a jury member at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the 2013 Ismailia International Film Festival, and he organized two Iraq-based film festivals in 2011 and 2012.
 
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Film screening Mirrors of Diaspora

 
Mirrors of Diaspora
 
Director and Producer: Kasim Abid
Iraq, UK, 2018
Length: 88 min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
 
Synopsis
 
On the 15th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, MIRRORS OF DIASPORA explores themes of exile, creativity, identity, and war told through the lives of seven Iraqi artists living outside the country of their birth for close to half a century. This ambitious project explores their challenges, failures and successes, both as artists and in their private lives: from when they graduated from art school in the 1970s, worked as street artists in the piazzas in Italy, to becoming well-known. The central question the film poses is: What are the consequences of spending most of one’s life in exile?
 
About the director
 
Kasim Abid is an award-winning Iraqi filmmaker, director, producer, and the cameraman of all his films. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and holds an MA from VGIK-All-Union State Institute of Cinematography from Moscow. He is the co-founder of Independent Film and Television College; a non-governmental Baghdad-based free-of-charge film training college whose graduates won several prestigious awards. Kasim taught Film Directing and Cinematography in countries including Britain, Jordan, Sudan, and Palestine (Jerusalem, Gaza, and Birzeit). He was a jury member at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the 2013 Ismailia International Film Festival, and he organized two Iraq-based film festivals in 2011 and 2012.
 
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09-10-2019 17:00 09-10-2019 18:30 Asia/Jerusalem Film screening Mirrors of Diaspora
 
Mirrors of Diaspora
 
Director and Producer: Kasim Abid
Iraq, UK, 2018
Length: 88 min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
 
Synopsis
 
On the 15th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, MIRRORS OF DIASPORA explores themes of exile, creativity, identity, and war told through the lives of seven Iraqi artists living outside the country of their birth for close to half a century. This ambitious project explores their challenges, failures and successes, both as artists and in their private lives: from when they graduated from art school in the 1970s, worked as street artists in the piazzas in Italy, to becoming well-known. The central question the film poses is: What are the consequences of spending most of one’s life in exile?
 
About the director
 
Kasim Abid is an award-winning Iraqi filmmaker, director, producer, and the cameraman of all his films. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and holds an MA from VGIK-All-Union State Institute of Cinematography from Moscow. He is the co-founder of Independent Film and Television College; a non-governmental Baghdad-based free-of-charge film training college whose graduates won several prestigious awards. Kasim taught Film Directing and Cinematography in countries including Britain, Jordan, Sudan, and Palestine (Jerusalem, Gaza, and Birzeit). He was a jury member at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the 2013 Ismailia International Film Festival, and he organized two Iraq-based film festivals in 2011 and 2012.
 
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