Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two More Picks from Hot Docs '14 - World Premieres: Mugshot & Write Down, I Am An Arab (April 24 - May 4 2014)

From a media release:

Two More Picks from Hot Docs '14 - World Premieres:
Mugshot & Write Down, I Am An Arab
Hot Docs '14 runs April 24 - May 4, 2014


Mugshot
Directed by Dennis Mohr
Language: English
(Canada)

Mugshot is a feature documentary directed by Dennis Mohr investigating the cultural significance of the mug shot.  Originally a law enforcement tool, the mug shot has deviated from its fundamental purpose as a source of criminal identification. It has been sensationalized through celebritydom, exploited by the leniency of freedom of information, and has captivated the attention of the art world. MUGSHOT explores the personal stories of those whose lives have been transformed by these iconic photographs.

This world premiere is accompanied by art exhibition of vintage mug shots, curated by Stephen Bulger at the Isabel Bader Theatre.

Screenings:
Isabel Bader Theatre - Mon, April 28 - 7:00 pm
Isabel Bader Theatre - Tues, April 29 - 4:00 pm         
Scotiabank Theatre, 3 - Sat, May 3 - 1:00 pm           



Write Down, I am an Arab
Directed by Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
(Israel)

Directed by Ibtisam Mara’ana Menuhin, Write Down, I am an Arab tells the story of controversial poet Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008) and his defiant proclamation of his Palestinian identity through his iconic 1964 poem of the same name. It is also the first film to document Darwish's love affair with a Jewish woman. This world premiere is Mara'ana-Menuhin's first documentary to focus on a male subject.

Screenings:
Scotiabank Theatre, 3 - April 27, 2014 - 6:30 pm
ROM Theatre - April 29, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Scotiabank Theatre, 4 - May 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

1 comment:

  1. Great write-up! Writing is a talent, and it must not be wasted. As with everything that we had been entrusted, we should let it grow and share it with the world.>self directed education

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