January 2020, arsenal cinema

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: HA’ MAKAH HA’ SHMONIM VE’ AHAT (The 81st Blow)


January 27th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In 2015, Arsenal digitally restored the far too seldom screened documentary HA' MAKAH HA' SHMONIM VE' AHAT (The 81st Blow, David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri, Miriam Novitch, Zvi Shner, Israel 1975) as part of the "Asynchronous: Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust” project. Based on the testimony of Michael Goldmann-Gilad, who as a child in the ghetto was almost beaten to death, the film explores Jewish life in Europe before 1933, Hitler's seizure of power, the outbreak of war, the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto and its demolishment after the Uprisings there, ending with the deportations and extermination camps. Archive footage is transformed from a document and piece of evidence into a monument. (gk) Introduction: Christian Pischel. (27.1.)

arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

10:00 am Sinema Transtopia

Found Futures II: Archiv als Autobiografie

Found Futures II: Archive as Autobiography 
Estates of Hussein Shariffe (Sudan/Egypt), Atteyat Al Abnoudy, Magda Rafla (both Egypt), Korhan Yurtsever (Turkey), Ahmed Bouanani (Morocco) und Jocelyne Saab (Lebanon)
With Eiman Hussein, Tamer El Said, Talal Afifi, Haytham El-Wardany, Erica Carter, Ihab Rafla, Ali Atef, Dana Enani, Randa Megahed, Maged Nader, Can Sungu, Touda Bouanani, Mohamed Slaoui Andaloussi, Sarah Dornhof, Corinne Wiss, Mathilde Rouxel and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

02:00 pm Cinema 1

Friendship Synergies: Das Yugantar Kollektiv

Friendship Synergies:The Yugantar Collective
*Tambaku chaakila oob ali Tobacco Embers Yugantar India 1982
DCP OV/EnS 25 min
*Sudesha Yugantar India 1983
DCP OV/EnS 33 min
Premiere of the digital restoration

With Abha Bhaiya, Deepa Dhanraj(Yugantar), Nicole Wolf(Goldsmiths, University of London)

04:30 pm Cinema 1

Studio Baalbeck

Studio Baalbeck Project presentation with films

Guests: Monika Borgman, Ayman Nahle (UMAM Documentation & Research) Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Resistance – Why

*Resistance – Why Christian Ghazi Lebanon 1971
DCP OV 53 min
Premiere of the digitization

Guest: Liana Kassir
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

10:00 pm Cinema 1

Off Frame aka Revolution until Victory

Off Frame aka Revolution until Victory Mohanad Yaqubi Palestine/France/Qatar/Lebanon 2016
DCP OV/EnS 63 min

Guest: Mohanad Yaqubi