Mohamed A. Gawad, filmmaker, author, and former Living Archive grant-holder from Cairo is back in Berlin. He is using the opportunity to see one of the films on the big screen that he discovered in the shelves of our film archive at the start of his residency. He chose the film DJOSTDJO (Search, Iran 1980) by Amir Naderi – a documentary about the search for the victims of the Iranian Revolution in 1978/79, which began on the “Black Friday”, September 8, 1978, when the military put a violent end to a demonstration on Jaleh Square in Tehran.
Before the screening, Mohamed A. Gawad will be reading from his text “Time Helix”, which he wrote about his time at the archive. Afterwards, there won't just be a discussion about the film, but also about the question of what should happen to it from an archival point of view.
Reading: Mohamed A. Wawad reads «Time Helix» (in English)
Film screening with discussion:
DJOSTDJO Search Amir Naderi Iran 1980 85’