AWAN Festival 2023: Wholeness (Film + Q&A)

11 March '23 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Escape into a dreamlike state during our free ‘Wholeness’ screening, a short experimental animation film by director Sarah Al-Sarraj, who will also be joining us for an in-person Q&A.

This film is an exclusive pre-screening for when you purchase tickets to Our River… Our Sky.

Film starts at 5pm (Doors open from 4.30pm)

Sarah’s film is a study on the limits of subjectivity and the need to transgress them to recognise the natural world’s sentience and reject the nature/culture and human/environment binaries created to dehumanise indigenous people.

Inspired aesthetically by the surreal dreamscapes of Maya Deren, an important figure in the 1940s avant-garde scene in New York, it is a homage to her exploration of dreams and subjectivity.

Expect to gander through a surreal landscape where figures merge into and out of their surroundings. Natural features such as rocky cliffs come to resemble teeth and bugs crawl across the skin to show parallels between the land and the body, both alive and capable of holding life.

The evening is presented by Arts Canteen in collaboration with Rich Mix.


Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA


Arts Canteen

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