October, 11 to October 13, 2021
In cinema, the Cold War is often presented in the context of espionage and other such operations. As part of the event series “From Cairo to Karl-Marx-Stadt: Studying During the Cold War” by the Orient-Institut Beirut, Arsenal is showing a program of films made by directors from different countries in North Africa who studied in the “Eastern Bloc” and address personal and social conditions with respect to the resultant clash of ideologies. The relationships between the Global South and the two Cold War power blocks were also marked by non-alignment, anti- and post-colonialism, wars of liberation, and individual interpretations of socialism and communism – themes that are often not given the attention they deserve in the context of the Cold War.
Chronicle of the Years of Embers Algerien 1975
October 11, 7pm, Introduction: Birgit Schäbler
AHDAT SANAWOVACH EL-DJAMR Chronicle of the Years of Embers Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algeria 1975 OV with English ST 177‘
October 12, 7pm, Introduction in English language: Ala Al-Hamarneh
AFRIKA, DŽUNGLI, BARABAN I REVOLJUCIJA Africa, The Jungle, Drums and Revolution Suliman Elnour UdSSR 1977 OmE 12‘
WA LAKIN ALARDH TADUR It Still Rotates Suliman Elnour USSR 1978 OV with English ST 18‘
JAGDPARTIE Hunting Party Ibrahim Shaddad GDR 1964 OV with English ST 40‘
October 12, 9pm, Introduction in English language: Ala Al–Hamarneh
AL NIL WAL HAYA Once Upon a Time … The Nile Youssef Chahine Egypt/USSR 1969 OV with English ST 109‘
For further information about the program at Arsenal click here: https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/arsenal-cinema/current-program/single/article/8702/3006.html
For further information about the the event series “From Cairo to Karl-Marx-Stadt: Studying During the Cold War” by the Orient-Institut Beirut click here: https://wissen.hypotheses.org/2563
An event in collaboration with the Orient-Institut Beirut. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.