Measures of Distance, 1988, 15 min

Mona Hatoum

Historic Film, Short Film, Special Presentations

In this resonant work, Palestinian-born video and performance artist Mona Hatoum explores the renewal of friendship between mother and daughter during a brief family reunion in war-torn Lebanon in 1981. Through letters read in voice-over and Arabic script overlaying the images, the viewer experiences the silence and isolation imposed by war. The politics of the family and the exile of the Palestinian people are inseparable in this forceful, moving video.

Video


Directed by Mona Hatoum


Showing:

Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

Poetic Injustice: Short Films from the Arab World

Curator Irina Leimbacher will present films and videos from the past 25 years from Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, and Morocco. What does it mean to speak one’s history and the dreams

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)