MONITOR 14: Drifting with the Summer Tides / We Have Always Known the Wind’s Direction, 2020

SAVAC is thrilled to announce the final program of films and screening details for MONITOR 14: Drifting with the Summer Tides curated by Rasha Salti. This edition of MONITOR asks the viewer to float and travel towards different realities and lived experiences that the artists and filmmakers find necessary to mediate and communicate. The program articulates along four movements, Billowing Tide, Wave Crest, Breaker Tide, and Ebbing Wave, featuring films by: Meera Devidayal, Gian Spina, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Jayce Salloum, Sponge Gourd, Mairead McClean, Karan Shrestha, Ghita Skali, Dalia Al-Kury, Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, Inas Halabi and Taiki Sakpisit.
For a deeper look into the program, we invite you to read Rasha Salti’s curatorial musings on the making of Drifting with the Summer Tides.

We Have Always Known the Wind’s Direction, 2020

Inas Halabi, Palestine 12 minutes
Investigating a suspected site for the burial of nuclear waste in the West Bank, Halabi splices different elements, fragments of conversations, an interview with a nuclear physicist, location footage and landscapes, to interrogate codes of representation and communication, while withholding or delaying the delivery of information. The isotope Cesium 137, invisible but deadly, could be seen as a synecdoche for a more ungraspable invisibility – the systemic networks of power and control in the region – and this work as a meditation on how to account for the unfilmable but inexorable.
Written, directed and edited by: Inas Halabi
Cinematography: Inas Halabi
Sound: Sarouna Mushasha