Film-making as History-making


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Film-making as History-making

Past: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Bétonsalon — Centre d’art et de recherche welcomes artists Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk, as well as editor and filmmaker Louly Seif, for a conversation around their film Out on the Street, screened in the exhibition Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster till January 30. The film, which features nine non-professional actors from a working class neighborhood in Cairo, performs the events around the privatization of a public factory. _Out on the Street _interlaces footage from an acting workshop carried out with the workers, with scenes the same workers performed — both experienced confrontations at work, with the police, or imagined scenarios of what might have happened.
The conversation between the two directors and editor will examine into depth how the process based approach developed during the filming continued into the period of montage. While dealing with the real flesh of life stories, the making of _Out on the Street _engages the realm of make-belief, and questions how to fictionally re-constitute the past. The filmmakers will discuss the relationship between film-making and history-making, in this case elaborated through a dialogue with three voices in the editing suite.

The talk will be held in English*

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9, esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet
Rdc de la Halle aux Farines
Face aux Grands Moulins de Paris sur le campus de l’Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot

75013 Paris

T. 01 45 84 17 56

Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

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Venue schedule

The artists

  • Nobuko Tsuchiya
  • Antoine Catala
  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
  • Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk
  • Ian Cheng
  • Haytham El Wardany
  • Melissa Dubbin & Aaron Davidson & Violaine Sautter
  • Vilém Flusser & Louis Bec
  • David Ohle
  • Agnieszka Piksa
And 2 others…