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Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem – Glitch Film Festival

Centre for Contemporary Arts

25 March 2017 · 7:00pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom · Get directions

Organised by: Glitch Film Festival

Format: Digital

Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem | Dir. Akram Zaatari | 105mins | Lebanon / France | 2015

Akram Zaatari’s latest film Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem explores the work of photographer Hashem el Madani, who has run a commercial photography studio in southern Lebanon for the last five decades. After spending years photographing people in front of their shops, in public squares or at the beach, el Madani opened the studio in response to his community’s desire to appear before the camera. Moving between el Madani’s studio in Saïda and the Arab Image Foundation – an image archive in Beirut now housing the majority of el Madani’s photographic collection – the film examines the changing sites, status and function of photographic practice and preservation though various analogue and digital media.

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