Athens Film Watch Party

July 18, 2022 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Youtube Live
Athens Film Watch Party @ Youtube Live

Please join us for an online watch party premiering the film from the Athens performance in 2018.

On the fourth anniversary of the Storytelling with Saris project in Athens, Greece, we present a 25-minute performance film of our epic two-hour performance that took to the streets of Athens. The performance was led by Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with Evi Athanasiou and was curated and coordinated by Angeliki Grammatikopoulou. In the performance, we wrote about the concept of “Home” on the windows of the gallery and did movement , rituals, and singing in Greek and Bengali. The piece explores the meaning of “Home” and displacement, climate change, water, migration, belonging, and community. Refugees, immigrants, and other residents of Athens joined the performance. The performance was the closing event of Monica Jahan Bose’s solo exhibition “Footprint/Apotipoma” looking at climate change and migration, curated by Vasia Deliyianni.

The project was supported by the Athens Mayor’s office, Accommodation and Services Scheme for Asylum Seekers, Athens Development & Destination Management Agency, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the US National Endowment on the Arts. Special thanks to Leah Stoddard for installation support and to Ambassador Jashim Uddin and the Embassy of Bangladesh for outreach to the Bangladeshi community.

The film was edited by Monica Jahan Bose and Paris Preston.  Register on Eventbrite to receive a notification or just watch directly at Youtube link below (you can also get a Youtube notification — please do subscribe to our Youtube channel.)

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