KHABAR KESLAN

 

Film Review of the first feature length documentary to be directed by a woman of Libyan origin.

 
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“JUNE AND JULY” for MEDIUM

IN a world saturated with content and roiling with uncertainty, whom do you trust? We increasingly search for interpreters for our bombarded present, soothsayers divining untamed futures.  The medium through which information is conveyed, now, as ever, is imbued with these sacred characteristics. It can help you tell right from wrong. It is a stamp of authenticity, or else a libelous scourge. Except if it’s your grandma. Remember, she’s always right.”


“SAQF” FOR DISORIENT

“to DISORIENT is to actively break categories down—to try our best to capture the infinity of experience in the region. It’s an act of harnessing instability’s power, an acceptance that the quest for understanding is never over. Discomfort and confusion, rather than obstacles, are sources of wisdom. DISORIENT is the antidote to the crisis of representation—when individuals, in all of their incoherence, can represent themselves.”

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“LIBYA IS BLUE” for SOURCE

“SOURCE interrogates our overlapping roots, seeking to broaden our notions of the archive. Dynasties come and go, obscuring our access to the past. To ask questions, we often turn to libraries, museums, and monuments—which, unlike people, do not wander. But where can we look to find the wanderers? Which objects tell their stories?”