Noncitizen: Filmmakers in exile

Film screenings, seminars and a dinner party! The film- and culture project Noncitizen is back and invites this year to two full days of activities. The theme is power connected to images, storytelling and contemporary representations from the issue – who is in power of the image? Participators are story tellers in exile. The second day will end with a dinner and full evening against border controls, for a more open Europe.

How do we create better opportunities for filmmakers with experience of migration to depict our times? How can we open up and democratize Europe’s film business? Who is watching who and why?

Together we will discuss our roll and our responsibility as film workers in the crisislike situation that Europe’s border and migration policies has created. Noncitizen wants to find ways for film workers and journalists living in exil (with our without asylum) to produce and reach out with their own material. Noncitizen also wants to create new collaborations between European and non European creators.

Save a seat!
You don’t need to RSVP to the dinner (11/3 18.00-01.00), but you can make reservations! Last year the line to the dinner got so full we unfortunately didn’t get everyone in. If you want to secure a seat at Dramalabbet, write and make reservations with names to info@noncitizen.se. These seats will be kept until 17.30 so come early to confirm your attendance!

With: Mohamed Harb, Mohammed Al-Saud, Afrah Nasser, Shahram Khosravi, Maher Abdel Aziz, Samira Motazedi, Alireza Teimori, Sara el Kelany, Alexander Mahmoud, Elham Sameri, Merry Massoud, Firas Haki, Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Saadeldin Ibrahim, Dalia Alfargahl, Mousa Elias, Sohair Chkair & Rakhsha Razani.
 

PROGRAM

Thursday 10th March

10.00 DOORS OPEN: NONCITIZEN BREAKFAST
Have coffee, meet the invited guests and find out what is going to take place within the walls of Dramalabbet the next 48 hours.
11.00 INITIAL SPEACH: SHAHRAM KHOSRAVI
On the state of exile and the constant presence of absence.

SEMINAR: HANNA HÖGSTEDT + ROOZBEH JANGHORBAN + LISA PARTBY ON HOW TO INTEGRATE THE SWEDISH FILM WORLD

14.30 FILM SCREENING: THE DEATH TUNNEL (20 min)
By Mohamed Harb

SEMINAR: EXILE IN AND OUT OF GAZA
Moderated by Abed Loutfi (Mohamed Harb via Skype from Gaza)

15.30 IMAGES IN EXILE – PANEL DISCUSSION
Firas Haki leading a panel discussion with the invited guests.

16.30 FILM SCREENING: ON THE BRIDE’S SIDE (98 min)
By Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande and Khaled Soliman al Nassiry.

SEMINAR: FILMMAKING, MIGRATION AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE – MORE INFO SOON

Friday 11th of March

10.00 DOORS OPEN: NONCITIZEN BREAKFAST
Have coffee and meet the invited guests.
11.00 THE ABSURDITY OF BORDERS
A work in progress presentation by Syrian journalist, activist and filmmaker Mohammed Al-Saud and Anna Weitz, producer, and a conversation with Yemen journalist and blogger Afrah Nasser.

FILM SCREENING: THE BREAK
A reconstruction of time and space in a Syrian prison, by Mohammed Al-Saud.

12.30 FILM SCREENING: THE WAIT (47 min)
By Maher Abdel Aziz

SEMINAR: MAHER ABDEL AZIZ AND SHAHRAM KHOSRAVI ON THE EXPERIENCE OF TIME IN STATES OF MIGRATION

LIVE PERFROMANCE: MERRY MASSOUD

14.00 FILM SCREENING: MIN VÄN ILIAD (10 min)
By Felipe Illezca, Zahra Abdullahi, Sara El Kelany and Amir Hafad

14.10 FILM SCREENING: JAG ÄR EN FLYKTING (39 min)
By Alireza Teimori

SEMINAR: ALIREZA TEIMORI + SARA EL KELANY + ANNA PERSSON ON FILMING FRIENDS WHO CAN NOT STAY

15.30 FILM SCREENING: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (16 min)
By Zakaria Mohamed Ali

SEMINAR: ZAKARIA MOHAMED ALI + SHARMARKE BINYUSUF + AHMED ABDULLAHI ON FILMING WHERE YOU ARE

SAADELDIN IBRAHIM READING: ONE OF MILLIONS

SAMIRA MOTAZEDI READING: I AM NO LONGER ILLEGAL, BUT WHAT AM I?

FILM SCREENING: NORMAL LIFE (3 min)
By Parvaneh Hajilou & Maja Kekonius

16.30 IMAGES IN EXILE – PANEL DISCUSSION
Firas Haki leading a panel discussion with the invited guests

18.00-01.00 NONCITIZEN SYMPOSIUM/DINNER AGAINST BORDERS (40 SEK or more.)
Come to eat and meet all the invited directors, writers and poets for a dinner party with Georgian buffé, video art, poetry, shared film ideas and new collaborations beyond the borders. Speeches by LGBTQ-activist Dalia Alfargahl and illustrator Rakhsha Razani, text readings by Alexander Mahmoud, author of ”Mellan rummen” (2016) and Samira Motazedi. Live music by Mousa Elias & Sohair Chkair.

Created by: Elin Eriksson, Ahmed Abdullahi, David Aronowitsch, Elisabeth Cronvall Marjanovic, Marta Dauliute, Hanna Heilborn, Anna Persson, Christian Rossipal, Abed Loutfi, Sharmarke Binyusuf, Anna Weitz, Sumaiya Syeda, Kinda Kreidi and Sofia Styrman.
Organized by: Noncitizen with support from Stockholms City Council, Stockholm City, Folkets Bio, Tempo Documentary Festival, Dramalabbet and Ingen människa illegal.
Photo: Mohammed Al-Saud