The Global Emergent Media Lab‘s Cinema in the Midst of Struggle presents Mary Jirmanus Saba‘s A Feeling Greater Than Love, in collaboration with la lumière collective, and with filmmaker in attendance.
When: Saturday February 3rd, 2018 @ 8PM
Where: la lumière collective, 7080, rue Alexandra #506, Montréal H2S 3J5
The Cinema in the Midst of Struggle screening series aims to bring to the fore the relationships formed between cinema and expressions of struggle against neoliberal practices and policies throughout the last 30 years. Choosing five nodal points of the resistance on the global level, we offer five different films that found its point of emergence in collective politically conscious practices of cine-cultural productions from below. Each of the films comes from different film production practices, belongs to different channels of distribution and is part of specific global cinema and media networks. Each invokes different aesthetic impulses. In this sense films themselves engender a specific form of sensorium, they operate as an expression of amorphous plasticity, a term Bhaskar Sarkar suggested as a way of understanding different scales and temporalities of relations between these global points. This sensorium evades easy characterization. The screening of five films, each bracketed by few framing words beforehand and a discussion, in the end, is imagined in terms of an encounter with this cinematic sensorium allowing us to unpack some of its underlying rationales and mechanics of emergence.
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