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Talk: Mariam Ghani on “Known Unknowns & Seen Unseen”
1 March 2017



Artist and filmmaker Mariam Ghani will screen her 2016 film The Seen Unseen, an inquiry into the afterlives of US-run black sites in Afghanistan, and excerpts from Faqir Nabi's unfinished 1986 film Soqoot, which uses a fictional framework to look at the effects of omnipresent surveillance during the Communist period. She will discuss how these films relate to ongoing research and collaborations, respectively the experimental archive Index of the Disappeared and the feature film and curatorial series What we left unfinished, and how the regime's resistance to being known, seen, or narrated recurs across and affects both projects.

Followed by a Q&A led by Meenakshi Thirukode.