Julia Metzer + David Thorne (The Speculative Archive) are screening their recently finished piece "We will live to see these things, or, five pictures of what may come to pass" on November 10th at 6 pm at IFC ArteEast Film Festival. There will be a Q & A to follow the screening.
We will live to see these things, or, five pictures of what may come to pass
by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne
United States/Syria, 2007, 47 min, Digibeta,
NY Premiere: November 10th at 6 pm
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"We will live to see these things, or, five pictures of what may come to pass" is a documentary video in five parts about competing visions of an uncertain future. Shot in 2005–06 in Damascus, Syria, each section of the piece—the chronicle of a building in downtown Damascus, a recitation anticipating the arrival of a perfect leader, an interview with a dissident intellectual, a portrait of a Qur'an school for young girls, and an imagining of the world made anew—offers a different perspective on what might come to pass in a place where people live between the competing forces of a repressive regime, a growing conservative Islamic movement, and intense pressure from the United States.
This screening is part of ArteEast's CinemaEast Film Festival 2007, November 8 - 15, 2007, a groundbreaking film festival showcasing cinematic voices from the Middle East, North Africa and their Diasporas.
Since 2003, ArteEast has garnered international acclaim for its cutting-edge programming. The 2007 CinemaEast Film Festival breaks new ground in bringing never before seen bold and innovative works from North Africa, Middle East and their diasporas to New York audiences. Featuring films which highlight the intense diversity of expression coming from this region the 2007 season introduces the newest in groundbreaking talent.
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General public: $11
Senior citizens & children under 12: $7.50
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