The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs, 1998, 17 min

Walid Raad

Documentary, Historic Film, Special Presentations

This piece investigates the possibilities and limits of writing a history of the Lebanese civil wars (1975-1991). The videos offer accounts of the fantastic situations that beset a number of individuals, though they do not document what happened. Rather, they explore what can be imagined, what can be said, what can be taken for granted, what can appear as rational, sayable, and thinkable about the wars.

Video


Directed by Walid Raad


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)