Watch Who is afraid of ideology? 1, 2 & 3 (2017, 2019, 2020), three films by artist Marwa Arsanios in January, part of our monthly film programme screening in The Living Room (Al-Madafeh) during the exhibition Stateless Heritage by DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti.
Marwa Arsanios’s Who is afraid of ideology? series weaves an inter-sectional path through the struggles of women – in places including Northern Syria and Colombia – to claim the right to land and to reconnect with nature in an unmediated way. Arsanios addresses themes of self-defense, ecofeminism, ownership, healing, state control, autonomy, collectivity, indigenous struggle, seed protection, and land rights. Her films probe the ways ideology and theory can coincide with living practice, and also how “we” can embody the answers as those outside these circles of struggle.