• Thu // to 7.12. Carol Mansour: Stitching Palestine (2017)
  • Fri // pe 8.12. Pavlo Suslyakov: Super-Eva (2023), Ton Melnyk & Masha Ravlyk: We will survive it (2023)
  • Sat // la 9.12. Tom Akinleminu & Ikiru Genzai: The Moscow mutiny (2013)

Dokkari-illat alkavat klo 19.00, elokuvien jälkeen keskustelua. // The film nights start at 19.00, discussion afterwards.

Stitching Palestine | dir. Carol Mansour, Jordan/Lebanon/Palestine 2017 |
78 min | Arabic with English subtitles | http://www.stitchingpalestine.com

”Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery. Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail. Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal. Twelve women, twelve life-spans, and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.”

Featuring e.g. Palestine National Council member Leila Khaled, INAASH Association founding members Malak Husseini Abdelrahim and Sima Tuqan Ghandour, writer and actor Raeda Taha, and psychotherapist Laila Atshan.

For the discussion after the screening, you can read in advance Laila Farrah’s article ”Stitching for survival: revisioning silence and expression” (2013). Download the pdf at https://we.tl/t-4uNJluw0LA.

Super-Eva | dir. Pavlo Suslyakov, Ukraine 2023 | 16 min | English subtitles
We will survive it | dir. Ton Melnyk & Masha Ravlyk, Ukraine 2023 | 18 min | English subtitles | https://fb.me/e/3OEnMlfQJ

The short film Super-Eva (from Suslyakov’s The First Outpost series) explores childhood in wartime Ukraine. We will survive it follows Melnyk’s and Ravlyk’s lives in Ukraine from February to April 2022, following Russia’s full-scale invasion.

The screening is followed by an English-language panel discussion on life in wartime Ukraine and the significance of art during times of conflict. The panelists include the photographer and journalist Saf Homin, the multimedia artist Serhi Varlamov, and artists and queer feminist activists Ton Melnyk and Masha Ravlyk. The discussion is moderated by Ida-Emilia Reini, the coordinator of the project Life Goes On – Chronicles of Russo-Ukrainian war.

The Moscow Mutiny | dir. Tom Akinleminu & Ikiru Genzai, USA/Russia/Germany 2013 | 113 min | Russian with English subtitles | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3714774

The anarcha-feminist Fuel for Fury collective presents: a movie screening and discussion in memory of the anarchist Dmitry Petrov.

The Moscow Mutiny is an up-close account of the 2011–2012 anti-Putin protests in Russia. Exclusive footage from the protests’ core poignantly illustrates the activists’ dedication and strife. Exposing the perils of Russia under Putin, The Moscow Mutiny ponders why contemporary social activism is so inefficient and what it would take to make a difference in the world today.

One of the activists featured in the movie, Dmitry Petrov (also known as Ilya Leshy, Dima the Ecologist, Phil Kuznetsov, Seva, and Lev), was an anarchist and anti-fascist, environmental activist, author and compiler of a number of books and articles, researcher of the Russian North and Kurdistan. The movie shows episodes of Petrov’s formation as an activist and strategist in the anti-Putin movement in Russia.

In 2018 Dmitry left Russia in order to participate in the struggle for a free society in Kurdistan, Ukraine and around the world. In the spring of 2023, a letter of his was published: ”As an anarchist, a revolutionary and a Russian person… I did it for the sake of justice, for the defence of Ukrainian society and – for the liberation of my country, Russia, from oppression. I did it for the sake of all the people who are deprived of dignity and the opportunity to breathe freely because of the vile totalitarian system created in Russia and Belarus.” In April, his comrades and relatives learned that he had gone missing near Bakhmut.

An introduction related to the topic is presented before the movie, and space for questions and discussion is reserved after the screening. The language of the event is English, but simultaneous interpretation is arranged for those who need it. Donations collected at the event will be directed to the educational projects of Dmitry’s family.