Akram Zaatari: Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem

Akram Zaatari’s latest film Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem explores the work of photographer Hashem el Madani, who has run a commercial photography studio in southern Lebanon for the last five decades.

Art Screening previously on at Tate Modern in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 11 May 2016 to Wednesday 11 May 2016

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 20 April 2016.
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After spending years photographing people in front of their shops, in public squares or at the beach, el Madani opened the studio in response to his community’s desire to appear before the camera.

Moving between el Madani’s studio in Saïda and the Arab Image Foundation – an image archive in Beirut now housing the majority of el Madani’s photographic collection – the film examines the changing sites, status and function of photographic practice and preservation though various analogue and digital media.

Akram Zaatari, Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem, Lebanon / France 2015, DCP, colour, sound, 105 min, Arabic with English subtitles

After the screening the artist will be in conversation with Tate Modern curator Andrea Lissoni, followed by a Q&A with the audience.