Saturday, March 18
Doors Open 4 pm
4pm Luciana Decker Orozco What Humans See as Blood, Jaguars See as Chicha
A film installation* relating ancient oral traditions from the Bolivian Andes that imbue nature with personhood to revere and protect it.
*Accessible throughout the two-day Festival
5pm Laura Huertas Millán Screening and discussion on strategies of resistance and survival in her moving-image work, followed by a conversation with Luciana Decker Orozco.
6:30pm Alia Ibrahim Screening and talk based on the experience of a refugee in Berlin
7pm Alexis Guillier Purgatoire (Cinema that Kills)
An immersive screening that looks at a deadly fire that broke out on the set of the 1969 Lebanese film Koullouna Fidayoun by Gary Garabedian, delving into the complexity of the film’s context, the precariousness of Lebanese cinema, and the investigation of the accident.
8:15pm A conversation between Alexis Guillier and investigative journalist Alia Ibrahim, moderated by writer and performer Sofi Naufal.
8:45pm Daliso Chaponda An intimate stand-up performance
9:15pm Hamza Baig The Marblous Four
A screening of the first episode of a live-action series that reimagines the traditional Pakistani game of Five Stones with a female superhero twist.
10:15pm Peny Chan 鳳殞 (Sorrow of the Phoenix)
An experimental reinterpretation of the Peking Opera style of singing, focusing on the traditional character of the concubine. Chan seeks to give agency to the female character with a richer, more versatile, and sometimes discordant voice.
10:45pm Rully Shabara An exploration of the voice as a medium of creation, and language as material for experimentation