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Shasha Movies presents Hijra, a special film programme created for ADS11 Hijra الهجرة and screening in-person for all students across the School of Architecture.

The film programme is curated by Róisín Tapponi and commissioned by Sumayya Vally and Shumi Bose. Part of ADS11 Hijra الهجرة, a new RCA MA Architecture course seeking territory-breakers, boundary-blurrers, poetic occupiers, in-betweeners and storytellers. Screening will be held at the RCA Stevens Building, Room LT01.

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TRANSMISSION — MEDIATION — EGYPT

22 November 2022 17:00-19:00 Keyword Searches From Dust (2009, 5’) dir. Malak Helmy Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years (2011, 8’) dir. Maha Maamoun From Behind the Monument (2013, 16’) dir. Jasmina Metwaly Second movement: Birds watching (2020, 5’) dir. Rania Atef Avant d'oublier Héliopolis (2019, 23’) dir. Valentin Noujaïm

60 mins screening + 30 mins conversation

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ORAL HISTORY — WITNESSING — TESTIMONY

01 December 2022 16:30-18:00

Subtitles for Stolen Pictures (2007, 8’) dir. Rheim Alkadhi Memories of Loitering (2021, 8’) dir. Gelare Khoshgozaran The Eyes That Never See (2021, 12’) dir. Dina Mimi our songs were ready for all wars to come (2021, 22’) dir. Noor Abed

60 mins screening + 30 mins conversation

3

THEATRE — STAGED RECONSTRUCTIONS

10 January 2023 — WORKSHOPS 16:30-18:00

Script for Groundless Images (2018, 13’) dir. Sanaz Sohrabi Congress of Idling Persons (2021, 36’) dir. Bassem Saad The Negotiation (2010, 38’) dir. Azin Feizabadi

90 mins screening

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SPECULATIVE FUTURES – WORLD-BUILDING

17 January 2023 16:30-18:00

Chapters 1, 2 & 3 ‘from the impossibility of one page being like the other’ (2014, 4) dir. Ala Younis and Oraib Toukan Out Of The Blue (2019, 13’) dir. Tarek Lakhrissi The Wet Knowledge at Nabi Daniel (2021, 6’) dir. Islam Shabana The Last Observer (2020, 11’) dir. Lina Laraki Everything Under Heaven (2021, 18’) dir. Assem A. Hendawi

60 mins screening + 30 mins conversation

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MUSEUM – ARTIFACTS – ACADEMIA

09 February 2023 16:30-18:00

Evolution of the Sacred (2014, 6’) dir. Pinar Öğrenci Am I the ageless object at the museum? (2018, 15’) dir. Noor Abuarafeh Sebastia (2020, 25’) dir. Dima Srouji 50 mins screening + 45 mins conversation