In 1962, Oscar Niemeyer was invited to conceive an international fairground in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon, which was never completed. The documentary كیف لا نغرق في السراب / To Remain in the No Longer (CCA, 2023, 38min) directed by Joyce Joumaa, 2021–2022 Emerging Curator, looks at how architecture operates in this failed state. By examining the precarity of the project site that remains to this day, the film reflects on the country’s current socio-economic crisis. Employing archival materials, interviews, and 16mm and digital film, the experimental documentary explores the political and cultural forces that have come to bear on the site—from its halted construction to its imposed abandonment and attempted reappropriations.
كیف لا نغرق في السراب / To Remain in the No Longer will screen on 31 August, alongside Where We Grow Older (CCA, 2023, 30 min) during the second edition of the St.Moritz Art Film Festival. A Q&A session with Francesco Garutti, Associate director, Programs, CCA, and Ewa Hess, Head of Public Program, St. Moritz Art Film Festival will follow.
Thursday 31 August 2023
7500 St.Moritz, Switzerland Scala Cinema, Via Maistra 29
11:55 am Where We Grow Older, Giovanna Borasi et Daniel Schwartz
12:40 pm كیف لا نغرق في السراب / To Remain in the No Longer, Joyce Joumaa
Q&A session with Francesco Garutti and Ewa Wess
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