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Close Encounters: Peripheral Images and Histories of the Present

Image credit: Camaraderie (2009) by Mahmoud Khaled

International Film Festival Rotterdam announces short film programmes

Close Encounters: Peripheral Images and Histories of the Present
Spectrum Shorts also includes two short films programmes with recent Middle Eastern works brought together by Omar Kholeif and IFFR programmer Peter van Hoof. The two Close Encounters’ programmes seek to articulate the present with one eye on the future and another inextricably linked to the past. Can an image narrate a history? How do we deal with a history that brims so close to the present that it is impossible to distance one’s self from it?