Last week I watched 327 notebooks (part of essay film festival) and it is a feast. Andrés di Tella makes a film about his friend, who is packing away his office in the states and going back home. We see bookshelves being emptied into cardboard boxes. Life packaged in the beginning of the movie (like how […]
I have been weaving images of forsaking homes recently..or at least bidding them adieu. These three scenes might be my favourite in a complex collection of emotional explosions that come with consuming home. I don’t intend to spoil it for those who have not seen it, or to push people to go to see it if […]
Yesterday I started the process of letting go of Dust, I will still be waiting for comments, and will be thinking of other things I need to write about/with dust, but I have finally started thinking of other things as well. I have been thinking of dust, playing with it, avoiding it, and the writing […]
I got quite excited stumbling on the poster (less so hearing the commentaries in the video). Looks like a worthwhile project to follow. SINDBAD SCIFI PROMO-HD from Sindbad Sci-Fi on Vimeo.
Silent demonstration in Alexandria against British occupation of Suez (1951). At a 2:28 however it looks like it might be from Cairo as well. I stumbled on it vis a comment on a Facebook status about the Tahir Mogama’ building, currently being evacuated with plans to turn it into a hotel (unsurprisingly). The comment suggested […]
An open access to reflections on “Sur les Toits”, a movie screened before the 3rd graduate conference of political geography last May. Introduction: The Making Visible of Carceral Politics Marijn Nieuwenhuis, University of Warwick This symposium contains a rich collection of contributions based on the screening of the French documentary film Sur les Toits (“On […]