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Radical Closure, Program 1: The Captives

Raad, Walid; Messeeh, Namir Abdel; Sharett, Nurit; Ben-Ner, Guy

Video Data Bank (VDB), 2010

DVD - Region 1.   reference copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
color and b/w.   fullscreen.   sound.  
Curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari, and originally presented by the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Radical Closure features works produced in response to situations of physical or ideological closure resulting from war and territorial conflicts. The program looks at what is known as the Middle East, and how the moving image has functioned throughout its history, charged with division, political tension, and mobilization. This first program deals with stories of captivity. Disc 1 of 5. All films, or entire program, can be looped. Includes: HOSTAGE: THE BACHAR TAPES [ENGLISH VERSION] (Walid Raad, 2000, 16 min); YOU, WAGUIH (TOI WAGUIH) (Namir Abdel Messeeh, 2005, 28 min); WINTER AT LAST (Nurit Sharett, 2005, 22 min); HOUSE HOLD (Guy Ben-Ner, 2001, 23 min). Essay booklet available from checkout.


+ Hostage: The Bachar Tapes

+ You, Waguih

+ Winter at Last

+ House Hold