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Ana Naomi de Sousa - Screenings + Q&A

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The Yellow

1 Humphry Repton Lane

Wembley

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Join a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker to discuss architecture, identity and the politics of home

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Join us on Friday 27th September when we welcome Ana Naomi de Sousa. We will be screening a selection of Ana's films as well as hosting a Q&A with her.

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Ana Naomi de Sousa is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. Her work addresses history, architecture and identity. She co-directed ‘Saydnaya - Inside a Syrian Torture Prison’, a collaboration between Forensic Architecture and Amnesty International that gained international media attention and was awarded a Peabody Award in 2017. She has directed several short documentaries for television, including ‘The Architecture of Violence’ and ‘Angola - Birth of a Movement’, both for Al Jazeera English.

Films:

The Architecture of Violence (2014)

25 mins

On a journey across the settlements and roads of the West Bank and along the Separation Wall, Israeli architect Eyal Weizman demonstrates how architecture is central to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Israelis and Palestinians explain how it feels to live in a landscape where everything, from walls and roads, terraces and sewage, to settlements and surveillance are designed to ensure the separation of the two peoples, while simultaneously maintaining control.

Saydnaya (2016)

Award-winning Interactive Documentary Project with Forensic Architecture, for Amnesty International

A 3-D reconstruction of the notorious Saydnaya prison in Syria, on the basis of testimony from former prisoners who were held there in fear and darkness.

Living Room (2018)

11 mins

This short documentary is set in the far north of Sweden, near the Arctic circle – an area where Sweden now sends many of its asylum seekers and refugees – and was made with Palestinian architect Sandi Hilal.

It asks questions about how the dynamics between the “guest” and the “host” can be shifted by the simple act of hosting, in the space of the living room.

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