Filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige perform Aida, sauve-moi (Aida, Save Me). This lecture-performance is inspired by an extraordinary event that took place during the 2006 Beirut premiere of their film A Perfect Day, an event that interrupted that film’s release and resonates strangely with the entirety of their work. Aida, Save Me tells a story that measures the distance between recognition and representation of oneself, and recounts an adventure wherein fiction suddenly takes on the appearance of documentation.
Beirut natives Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige are filmmakers, artists, and university teachers. They have directed several feature films, including Around the Pink House (1999) and I Want to See, which was named Best Film of 2008 by the French syndicate of critics. They are also accomplished short-film makers, and their numerous photographic installations and videos, including the Wonder Beirut Project and Lasting Images, have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.
In the Film exhibitions Modern Mondays and Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part I
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