Screening of Divine Intervention, a modern day tragicomedy, followed by Q&A with director and Film faculty James Schamus . Introduction from actor and producer Danny Glover .
Poetics and Person: Biographical Cinema
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 6 PM
Diary of a Beginner, a short film shot in Cuba by Suleiman, is followed by a panel discussion with the director and Columbia Faculty Elizabeth Povinelli and Nico Baumabchon the topic of biographical cinema today.
Elia Suleiman is a Mellon Visiting Artist & Thinker this spring at the School of the Arts.
A talk by Amira Hass, Haaretz correspondent
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Born in Jerusalem, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served as the basis for her widely acclaimed book,Drinking the Sea at Gaza. She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997. Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
A talk by Linda Quiquivix
Quiquivix will speak on her work which seeks to investigate how colonialism's notions of what constitutes "the political" are produced and naturalized in both thought and practice by the colonized themselves. Examining the role of cartography in this question and the Palestinian struggle as a case study, she traces the life of the map in Palestine from the colonial period to the present to show how the Palestinian movement's uncritical and ubiquitous adoption of cartography today often reproduces and continues to naturalize colonial social relations of domination and submission, although this time, between and among Palestinians themselves.
CPS and Alwan for the Arts invite you to attend Saturday evening's screening of Omar, the Academy-Award nominated film from Palestinian writer-director, two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner (Paradise Now) Hany Abu Assad.
The lecture will investigate how the definition of Israel as a Jewish State has shaped the land regime in Israel, and the implications on the land rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Suhad will be drawing on her experience defending the land and planning rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel before Israeli planning authorities and the Israeli Supreme Court.
Suhad Bishara is the Director of Adalah's Land and Planning Rights Unit and is a human rights and constitutional lawyer specializing in the land, property, and planning rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, Palestinian refugees, and Palestinians living under Occupation. She has worked with Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, since 2001, and serves as director of the organization's land and planning rights unit.