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CINEMAEAST FILM SERIES SHOWCASES RENOWNED CURATOR, SCHOLAR AND VIDEO-ARTIST URSULA BIEMANN
SAHARA CHRONICLE, highlighting international politics of mobility
February 8, 2008 New York, NY — ArteEast’s 2008 CinemaEast Series today announced plans to premier “Sahara Chronicle” at this season spring series at Cantor Film Center. The program takes place on Friday, February 29 at 6:30 pm with video-artist, curator, and scholar Ursula Biemann in person to present and discuss her work.
Premiering in New York, Ursula Biemann presents Sahara Chronicle, a video collection documenting the present sub-Saharan exodus towards Europe and the interdependence of migrations with international politics of mobility. Videos include Desert Truck Terminal, Interview Adawa, Tuareg Border Guides, Iron Ore Train and Deportation Prison Laayoune and show the major gates and nodes of the trans-Saharan migration network in Morocco, Niger, and Mauritania. Sahara Chronicle is part of The Maghreb Connection, an exhibition and research project directed by Biemann involving activists, scholars, and artists who live in different Mediterranean countries. For more information on this project visit www.geobodies.org.
WHAT: Sahara Chronicle, presentation and discussion by Ursula Biemann. Switzerland, 2006/7.
WHEN: Friday, February 29, 6:30 P.M.
WHERE: Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8 Street (between Broadway and University Place), New York.
6 train to Astor Place, R train to 8th Street, B/D/V/F/A/C/E to West 4th Street.
For more information about the CinemaEast 2008 Spring Series, please visit http://www.arteeast.org/pages/cinemaeast/series/spring-2008/