“We are not worried in the least” with Jasmina Metwaly: January 31


Image Credit: Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk. Draw it like this I-V, 2015. Archival ink print on paper 84.1 x x118.4 cm.

“We are not worried in the least”
Jasmina Metwaly, filmmaker, artist, and founder of the Mosireen Collective
In conversation with Anneka Lenssen
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Dwinelle Hall, Room 142/Nestrick Room

Co-sponsors: Arts Research Center, UCHRI, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, BAMPFA, Berkeley Film & Media Seminar.

Please enjoy a video of this event here.




Jasmina Metwaly/Mosireen Collective will deliver the January 31st Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Lecture.


Jasmina Metwaly is an artist and filmmaker based in Cairo and Berlin, and a member of the Mosireen video collective. She works in video and film, and has recently started drawing again. Rooted in performance, theater, and film, her works focus on process-based practices that have a social function generating tension between participants and audiences. Metwaly’s work has been exhibited at international art venues and festivals, including Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, IFFR–International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sfeir-Semler Gallery and Berlinale Forum Expanded.

Please note, at 7pm on January 30, “Out On The Streets” will be screened at BAMPFA as part of their Documentary Voices film series. Details here.

ARC’s 2018-19 program is a collaboration between ARC Interim Director Natalia Brizuela (Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese), Tarek Elhaik (Anthropology, UC Davis), Anneka Lenssen (History of Art), Leigh Raiford (African American Studies), and Poulomi Saha (English), supported by a generous grant from the The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI).

This project was supported in part by the University of California Office of the President MRPI funding MR-15-328710.