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April the 25th at 17.00 CET
In the framework of the 12th ALFILM Home Edition: Genres Revisited: Visionary Imagery and Fragmented Narratives in Contemporary Arab cinema
Genre films are generally associated with mainstream cinema. Through their repetitive form and their often unrealistic content, their aim is usually to entertain an audience. But what happens when an Author decides to appropriate a particular genre, to use genre conventions to develop his/her own visual language, and to make taboo topics visible on the screen? The aim of this roundtable is to discuss the relationship of contemporary Arab film authors with genre films and the way genre conventions serve their discourse on historical, political, cultural and social questions.
Panelists: Ghassan Salhab, director THE LAST MAN and Larissa Sansour, director IN VITRO, Moderation: Irit Neidhardt

at the international workshop Archival Methods and Global Palestine in the 1960s and 1970s on 15. and 16.4.2021 at Roskilde University (DK) the paper "The PLO’s German Cinema Relations and their Archival Traces".

Cairo-Berlin Return. Early Arab-German Cooperation in Film – The Egyptian-German Example. In: Global Media Journal – German Edition, 10(2), Autumn/Winter 2020