do 11 apr|
Movie and Q&A - Me Miss Me (docu)
Tijd en locatie
11 apr 2024 20:30 – 22:30
huisvandeTolerantie, Brusselsestraat 332, 3000 Leuven, België
Over het evenement
General Info Original
Original Language: English, Dutch, Arabic
Year of release 2019
Running time 77’
Lubnan is a young man from Iraq who has just arrived in Belgium. While he is struggling to get his papers, he takes us on an existential journey through his feelings, thoughts and desires. Me miss me is a rollercoaster of emotions through a life full of despair, but also full of resilience and humour. Away from his home and family, Lubnan searches for his identity. What if you cannot be yourself anymore? What if your existence has become almost invisible?
Cinemaximiliaan organises regular screenings with debates and encounters hosted by cultural partners and cinemas. Here, they not only show their own productions, but they create a platform for a film program especially conceived for a very diverse audience. The programs are curated with a special sense of context, preceded and followed by encounters, debates and presentations around the films. Screenings are usualyy organised in presence of directors or special guests.
Gwendolyn Lootens (BE) is a documentary filmmaker and a visual artist. She studied fine arts at LUCA Ghent and audiovisual arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam followed by a Master Documentary at RITSC in Brussels. She participated in several art residencies and exhibitions, amongst others at WIELS contemporary art center. Me miss me is her debut feature documentary film. Also she is co-founder and coordinator of Cinemaximiliaan, a cinema platform run by and with newcomers.
Lubnan Al Wazny (IQ) worked as a shoemaker and as a soldier in Iraq before he came to Belgium in 2015. He is an active volunteer at Cinemaximiliaan since the very beginning. For this film he picked up a camera for the first time in his life.
Cinemaximiliaan is a platform with and by newcomers in Belgium. The initiative started in an improvised camp at the Maximiliaan Park in Brussels with daily film screenings. Cinemaximiliaan quickly grew by the commitment of a vast network of volunteers, amongst them many newcomers.
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