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TROUBLE FEATURES @ CROSSING EUROPE

LISSA AMMETSAJJEL / Still Recording

A Conflict Program by Diskollektiv
Screening followed by discussion
LISSA AMMETSAJJEL (SR/LB/FR/DE/QR 2018)  & a counterpart surprise film
Hosts: Diskollektiv
Both films: 12€ (fixed price, no reductions)
Sat, April 27, 9 PM
Movie 3

For the third time already, Diskollektiv places the focus on produc-tive dissonances between different world views and image worlds in its “Trouble Features”. "The image is the last line of defense against time”, it says in the first contribution, Still Recording by Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub. Between 2011 and 2015 they regularly visited the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta in Syria in order to document the daily lives of those fighting and of the civilian population. Their dedication to serving at the front in order to produce archivable image material is at once a political act, a call to remember and resist, the preservation of evidence, and a critical reflection of media, a stream of image fragments emerging from the debris that stands in stark contrast to the docutainment coverage from our parts of the world. Still Recording will face a counterpart from the pool of European film history. The identity of which will not be revealed until its screening – in order to achieve the maximum effect of this encounter. Topical, aesthetic, and ideological points of friction are to be expected! The end credits do not have the last say, but rather the audience, in a discussion in front of an empty screen.

More on the group’s work and previous Trouble Features so far can be found HERE.