Melissa Catagnetto and Emma Hedditch
‘They struggle not only for the idea of social support and political enfranchisement, but their struggle takes on a social form of its own’ Judith Butler, Bodies in Alliance.
This evening at Bodies Assembling Emma Hedditch and Melissa Castagnetto from the Cinenova Working Group will screen two films. The screening begins at 7pm
Leila and the Wolves, Heiny Srour, UK/Lebanon, 1984, 90 minutes
Drawing on the Arab heritage of oral tradition and mosaic pattern, Leila And The Wolves is an exploration of the collective memory of Arab women and their hidden role in history throughout the past half century of the Middle-East, both in Palestine and in Lebanon. Through the eyes of Leila, a Lebanese student dissatisfied with the official, colonial, male-dominated version of ‘history’, the film reconstructs women’s daily unglamorous and silent sacrifices, as much a part of history as men’s military ‘heroic’ action.
The Package, Dara Greenwald & Ona Mirkinson, USA, 2010, 10 minutes
The Package follows a prison activist through the grocery store, preparing a package to send to a prisoner according to the very strict specifications of prison rules.