In 2009, Subversive Film started making interviews with filmmakers, archivists, freedom fighters and activists about their revolutionary work and participation in the liberation struggle for Palestine in the 1968-82 period. The interviews, conducted in restaurants, gardens, parks, balconies, and offices, recount a history of the formation of a collective narrative and memory of colonized people through cinema and the political, ideological and working conditions that surrounded it.
In a blunt gesture, Resounding Archives (working title)assumes the format of documentation, (archival formation even), by the resounding of conversations that remember and reflect on political film practices that formed cinematic film production during the Palestinian revolutionary period, and the vast global solidarity network within which such practices operated.
The selection of interviews presented here are with Khadijeh Abu Ali, Hind Joharieh, Salah Taamari, Monica Maurer, Serge le Peron, Niels Vest, Luigi Perelli, Masao Adachi, and Alain Bernstein.
Resounding Archives (working title) will manifest as a broadcasted weekly series on the website of KIOSK (Ghent), and the internet communal radio station Radio Alhara; and as a trilingual publication (English, Arabic, Dutch).
Resounding Archives is part of Subversive Film’s ongoing interference in KIOSK’s cyber and real space.