Jowe Harfouche is the executive director of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS), a growing constellation of non-governmental cinema spaces presenting visionary film programs that engage and challenge audiences across the Arab region.
Queering The Conditions of Film Production
What constitues queer cinema? Is it simply films that depict homosexual and trans stories, or is it also films whose very existence challenges the norms of cinema and the conditions of its production?
To expand on what Godard was once quoted saying: “The problem is not to make political films, but to make films politically”. The problem is no longer making queer films, but making films queerly. This panel proposes to think queerness in terms that go beyond the identity politics of representation and more in politics that are anticolonial – feminist – anti-racist – ecological – anti-normative – for collectivity – anti-ableist – for the workers movement, etc. all at once.