Memory’s Flight (Shorts Program)

(74 min, AustriaDenmarkFranceGermanyIsraelItalyTunisia, 2016-17)
Shorts Program

Memory and history are close relatives—they are family members that share much in common, but they aren’t the same. These six short works glide between the two and take a bird’s eye view of our shared past; our collective remembrances; and the deeply rooted and multifaceted identities forged in the wake of history’s passing.

Featured films: El Hara; How Long, Not Long; Journey Birds; Klasse; The Margaret Lambert Story; Spring Chicken.

Screenings

Sunday, May 21, 5:00 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Monday, May 22, 6:15 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Guests

Both screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Margaux Fitoussi (El Hara), Nina Horowitz (The Margaret Lambert Story), Hannah Schwadron (Klasse).

Margaux Fitoussi graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 and is currently a Presidential Scholar at Harvard University. While living in southern and central Africa from 2011-2014, Margaux researched armed groups and implemented civilian projection projects. Her multi-media exhibition about the Hara of Tunis was shown at the Dar Ben Achour Library, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and at the University of Manouba. Her research focuses on historical memory, Judeo-Muslim relations, and the impact of French colonization in North Africa.

Nina Horowitz is a filmmaker specializing in documentary storytelling. She focuses on subject matter featuring strong female protagonists and tackles topics that relate to human justice, gender, and political scandals. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a Director at Vice Media.

Hannah Schwadron is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in dance history, critical theory, and choreography. She is the author of The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture (forthcoming from Oxford University Press), and continues to perform on themes related to Jewishness, gender, and sexuality.

Her interest in Jewish dance studies led her to Hamburg, Germany, where she has explored local family history through live performance with middle school students and the making of the dance film, Klasse (directed by Malia Bruker and orchestrated by Louis Schwadron). She is now collaborating with Afghan immigrants on the experience of contemporary refugeeism in the cityscape today, creating performance on migration histories of Hamburg past and present through partnering improvisation and dance humor.

Tickets

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 23, 2017.