THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED
Wednesday, February 28
In 2024, the quarterly Mizna Film Series returns to the Trylon Cinema with Feminist Visions, a program focused on SWANA women filmmakers from the archives. Stay tuned for the May, August, and November screenings! To learn more about Mizna, visit mizna.org.
THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED (1974, DCP, 64m, Arabic with English subtitles) dir Heiny Srour. The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived archives a mostly forgotten moment in Arab/SWANA history, when a feminist, guerrilla movement in Dhofar rose up against the Sultanate of Oman. Srour and her film crew entered the war zone, vulnerable to British air bombardment, to capture footage of the People’s Liberation Army, who fought without rank or pay, implementing social reforms and projects like schools, roads, hospitals, and farms. The film documents the possibility of collective uprisings against British and US-backed colonial projects. The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived screened at Cannes and remains an important film in the archive of SWANA and feminist resistance.
PALESTINIAN WOMEN (LES FEMMES PALESTINIENNES) (1974, DCP, 11m, French with English subtitles) dir. Jocelyne Saab. In a short film, originally commissioned by French television but never aired, Jocelyn Saab follows Palestinian women in Beirut at the peak of the Palestinian revolutionary movement. Saab interviews women in refugee camps, during their fida’ee training, and at university, offering an intimate look into the Palestinian resistance as a feminist, refugee, and class struggle.
The February MFS highlights two new restorations by SWANA women!
7:00 9:00 $10