Struggle in Jerash (conversation and film)

Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White re-animate the film "Struggle in Jerash" by appropriating the tactic of the commercial DVD director’s commentary, subverting its standard authorial voice and placing the audience at the centre of a copyright-expired film. The film offers access to the process of self-understanding through the careful compilation of new commentary voiceover by contemporary Jordanian thinkers on the first feature film shot in Jordan (D: Wassif Sheik Yassin, 1957). At the Berlin Documentary Forum, curator Eduardo Thomas interviews the artists about their work and on the (re)production of conventional notions such as “authorship”, “authority” and “authenticity” in documentary film making. (Conversation and Film) /
English / 01:17:09.680 / 737 MB / Ogg Theora/Vorbis - 640x480/Stereo

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