Artist in Focus: Marwa Arsanios

Marwa Arsanios has built a distinctive body of work spanning installation, performance and moving image over the last decade. In her incisive interrogations of gendered labour, non-human ecologies and the histories of collectivism she uses research and collaboration to confound documentary’s formal conventions.

Feature film 20th Sep · 14:30 (54 mins)

Who is Afraid of Ideology?

Marwa Arsanios

Marwa Arsanios’ Who Is Afraid of Ideology? focuses on ecology, feminism, social organization, nation-building, war and economic struggle. In its formal construction, the film lays bare some of the documentary form’s devices to create a record of shared living and organising— voiced by those within, and in proximity to, the communities documented. Arsanios presents us with two radical women’s movements and their means of survival as a possible solution to the degradation of the commons and the destruction of the earth.

Q&A with Marwa Arsanios

Short Films 21st Sep · 13:30 (52 mins)

The labour of image making

This programme brings together Marwa Arsanios' new work Amateurs, Stars and Extras or the labor of love with her earlier, much-lauded film Have You Ever Killed a Bear or Becoming Jamila.

Q&A with filmmaker Marwa Arsanios

Seminar 22nd Sep · 10:30 (60 mins)

Marwa Arsanios

From research to writing, through performance and film, this seminar led by BFMAF 2019 Artist in Profile Marwa Arsanios follows the different stages of building a work—from the act of reading and writing to performing a text out loud to an audience and in front of the camera.