FOCIR has launched a film series in association with the Federació Catalana de Cineclubs.
Within the geographical boundaries of the Mediterranean, the documentaries making up the film series aim to raise awareness of the right to memory in Palestine, Algeria and Lebanon. The documentaries are meant to be ‘voices which cannot be silenced’, covering past conflicts which will not be forgotten.
The films, which have all been selected in conjunction with the Federació Catalana de Cineclubs, were shown at the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània on Tuesdays 19 and 26 November and 3 December at 7.30 pm.
The films shown were:
– Tuesday, 19 November: Jerusalem. Voices of the Occupation
– Tuesday, 26 November: Song for Amine (Algeria)
– Tuesday, 3 December: Lebanon. Pact of Silence
To access the complete programme, click here.
“To forget is also to forgive what should not be forgiven if justice and freedom are to prevail. Such forgiveness reproduces the conditions which reproduce injustice and enslavement: to forget past suffering is to forgive the forces that caused it – without defeating these forces. The wounds that heal in time are also the wounds that contain the poison. Against this surrender to time, the restoration of remembrance to its rights, as a vehicle of liberation, is one of the noblest tasks of thought”.
Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization (1955)