From: Experimental Film Club (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 24 2009 - 09:15:54 PDT
M A U R I T A N I A
MOIRA TIERNEY & COLLABORATORS
‘MAISON DES CINEASTES’
/// Sunday 25th October / The Odessa Club / 5pm / Doors: 7 euro (5 euro
'La Maison Des Cineastes', Mauritania, is an independent cultural
establishment, created in 2003 by Mr. Abderrahmane Ahmed Salem and
Abderrahmane Sissako. One of the aims of 'La Maison Des Cineastes' is to
create a culture and industry of cinematography in Mauritania which incudes
programmes on formation, production, diffusion and archiving. La Maison Des
Cineastes works with 35 permanent operatives and 200 young volunteers.
MOIRA TIERNEY'S "HABIBI"
(16mm 7 mins colour)
Filmed in New York in the summer of 2006: a march across the Brooklyn Bridge
in support of the Lebanese population. Habibi means Beloved in Arabic.
MOUSSA SAMBA M'BOW'S "AMANDA"
(DV 6.5 mins colour)
The return from El dorado ...
DEMBA OUMAR KANE'S "LE COUMENE"
(DV 7 mins colour)
Was it the mythical Coumene, or just a lost child?
AHMED TALEK OULD TALEB LEHLAR'S "LA-BAS DANS LA CAPITALE"
(DV 3 mins colour)
From frying pan to fire: nomads' move to the city.
MARIAM MINT BEYROUK'S "LES CHERCHEUSES DE PIERRE"
(DV 25 mins colour)
Grassroots enterprise; or what happens when ladies hit the desert ...
MOIRA TIERNEY'S "HOPE'S VOICE"
(Super8 10 mins b&w)
A portrait of the Hope's Voice campaign members during a photo shoot in
Brooklyn and Harlem in the summer of 2006: www.hopesvoice.org
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 60 MINS
Moira Tierney's biography:
Born in 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. Lives and works in New York.
Working in set design at a film company in Ireland sparked Moira Tierney's
interest in filmmaking. She received a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the
École nationale d'arts in Cergy-Pontoise in 1997 and moved to New York on a
Fullbright scholarship to Anthology Film Archives in 1999. One of her
American Dreans series, American Dreams #3, was shot on 16 mm from the
window and roof of her Brooklyn loft on September 11, using all of her film
stock, a combination of black & white and color negatives, often a hallmark
of her working methods.
MAURITANIA is a film-programme curated by Moira Tierney for the Experimental
Film Club and DEAF.
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