The archive has never been recovered; its absence a gaping wound in the visual heritage of an occupied nation. In a collective act of cultural resistance, the Stolen Film Imaginary will “project” a number of these missing films and, over a blank screen, invited guests will narrate the stories of the films they long for, based on existing documentation, memories, and their own desires. This is a cinema of absence and its corollary: the invincibility of longing and imagination.

This event is included in the Talks & Workshops Pass. More information here.


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