Twenty Eight Nights and a Poem – Trailer | Films From Here

This striking visual essay continues Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari’s ongoing engagement with the work of photographer Hashem el Madani, who ran a commercial studio for five decades in southern Lebanon. The Arab Image Foundation, which Zaatari cofounded in 1997 with the mission of collecting and preserving photographs from the Arab world, houses and studies the Madani collection. Yet the film distances itself from this archival impulse, moving away from the stability and sanctity of the object in favor of expansiveness, creating contemporary meaning through new contexts and approaches.

Directed by Akram Zaatari.

Purchase tickets:
Learn more about “Films From Here”:


Save This Post
ClosePlease login