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 be presented by Joyce Joumaa during the Open City Documentary Festival, which the 2023 edition, under the theme The Art of Non-Fiction, will unfold across various locations in London from 6 to 12 September. The screening will take place on 7 September at Close-Up Cinema and will be followed by the film A Forest Tale (Ruth Maclennan, 2022, Russia). A Q&A session with Joumaa and Maclennan will conclude the night.
Thursday, 7 September 2023, 8:30pm
97 Sclater St
London, United Kingdom
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