Screening of a documentary from director Mariam Ghani about five unfinished Afghan Communist films, the relationships between art and politics in times of war, censorship and repression, and how the unfinished projects of the past haunt the present.
Followed by Q&A with director Mariam Ghani, moderated by Naeem Mohaiemen, Visual Arts.
Presented by the School of the Arts Programs in Film & Visual Arts.
Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her work looks at places, spaces and moments where social, political and cultural structures take on visible forms, and spans multiple disciplines. Her work has been exhibited and screened at the Guggenheim, MoMA, Met Breuer and Queens Museum in New York, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Documenta 13 in Kabul and Kassel, among others. Some of her recent texts have been published in the readers Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production, Critical Writing Ensembles, Dissonant Archives, Social Medium: Artists Writing 2000-2015, and Utopian Pulse: Flares in the Darkroom. She is a 2023 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (film-video).