For the third edition of RUSHES, The Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) is happy to engage with Rana Yazaji, Joey Shea, Leil Zahra Mortada, and Yazan Khalili in a conversation that attempts to frame the digital move for the arts and culture.
The fierce digitization of cinema – in both its production and dissemination – expedited by a pandemic brings about severe challenges to cultural policy. We will be collectively thinking about the opportunities this moment affords the arts and cultural sector in rethinking its channels of access, security, flow of capital, and governance models and practices? NAAS proposes this conversation around the limitations and possibilities of the moment, centering independent cinemas as a space for collectivity and critical thinking, and network models as “technologies of solidarity”.
The conversation takes place in English and Arabic (Arabic subtitled version to follow)
RUSHES are virtual conversations organised as part of the project UNITED SCREENS: NEAR EAST, MIDDLE EAST, FAR EAST. Contemplations on Contemporary Cinema – in collaboration with Wekalet Behna (Egypt), AVEC Association de volontariat, échange culturel et action des jeunes (Tunisia), NAAS – Network of Arab Alternative Screens (Lebanon), Estación Terrena (Colombia), and others.
This project is supported by Arab Funds for Art & Culture (AFAC)