#Junction Ahmedabad Conflictorium

I. HOPEPUNK This ‘ethno-fic­tion’ selec­tion is dystopic and yet full of hope and humor. The per­fect ped­a­gog­i­cal dose for coping with colo­nial­ism, cap­i­tal­ism and cli­mate change on an indi­vid­ual and com­mu­ni­ty level.  1. RECLAMATION - TJ Cuthand 2. GARDEN OF THE FORKING PATHS - (excerpt) 3. CALL ME BACK - Johannes Sjöberg 4. WHEN SLEEP ENFOLDED HER - Gré­goire Ver­beke, Amina Abouelghar Curat­ed by Rajat Nayyar & Rana El Kadi (EFC)


Johannes Sjöberg
Great Britain 2020 | 28 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Johannes Sjöberg via Zoom, Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)
This ethno-sci­ence fic­tion film fol­lows James Hudson-Wright in dia­logue with him­self in a phone booth out­side his house. James is filmed during 2014-2018 dis­cussing his life and the impact of … read more


Dara Culhane, Simone Rapisarda Casanova
Canada 2021 | 30 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)
Just before con­di­tions on Planet Earth became unsuit­able for human life, a small group of chil­dren received a mes­sage from a far­away galaxy: an ancient civilization’s plea for notes describ­ing … read more


TJ Cuthand
Canada 2018 | 13 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC), TJ Cuthand via Zoom
RECLAMATION is a doc­u­men­tary-style imag­in­ing of a post-dystopic future in Canada after mas­sive cli­mate change, wars, pol­lu­tion, and the after­ef­fects of the large-scale colo­nial project which has now destroyed the … read more


Amina Abouelghar, Grégoire Verbeke
Belgium, Egypt 2022 | 10 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Filmgespräch mit:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)

Under a full moon in an arid moun­tain land­scape a young woman wan­ders and reach­es a dried-out riverbed. She waters a plant and is at one with her silence. When sleep enfolds her on the broken earth, she is trans­posed home. And then she starts danc­ing.  

A por­trait of a young woman look­ing for ten­der­ness in a vaste envi­ron­ment. A decep­tive­ly simple, chore­o­graphed dance filmed in the heart of an oasis endan­gered by drought.  

This film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at Con­flic­to­ri­um as part of our #Junction_Ahmedabad, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

Dieser Film wird gle­ichzeit­ig im Con­flic­to­ri­um als Teil unser­er #Junction_Ahmedabad gezeigt, gefol­gt von einer gemein­samen Diskussion.

Gré­goire Ver­beke born 1987, is a film­mak­er and pho­tog­ra­ph­er. His first short doc MOUNTAIN was screened at Sheffield Doc Fest 2018 and Palm Springs Short­fest 2019. I FEEL YOUR EYES, his second short film, had its pre­miere at DOK Leipzig 2019.  

Amina Abouel­ghar born 1997, is a dancer, chore­o­g­ra­ph­er, Dance and Yoga teacher based in Cairo. Abouel­ghar has chore­o­graphed dance pieces such as Nafaq 2: Under Con­struc­tion, We Are Coming Back After Every­body, This Gaze, Those Eyes. Her work encom­pass­es dif­fer­ent ele­ments such as dance, expres­sion, and phys­i­cal­i­ty. 

Direc­tors, Pro­duc­ers: Gré­goire Ver­beke, Amina Abouelghar
Chore­o­graphed and per­formed by Amina Abouelghar