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Museum of Impossible Forms Opening Day II

Reading from books donated by visitors:
As a way to know each other better, and to contextualise Museum of Impossiible forms, we read excerpts from books donated by our you to the Museum of Impossible Forms Library. We invite you to come and read your own choice of excerpts to us, or read what some else may have marked for you.

Film Screenings
15:00 – 22:00

Al Midan: The Square
Director: Jehane Noujaim
(1h 48m)
The Square is a 2014 Oscar-nominated documentary that places the viewer in the heat of the moment of the "Arab Spring" uprising in Egypt in 2011 and that it shows the continued struggles of the protestors as they try to bring democracy to their country. 

How to Start a Revolution
Director: Ruaridh Arrow
(1h 25m)
How to Start a Revolution is a BAFTA Award-winning British documentary film about Nobel Peace Prize nominee and political theorist Gene Sharp, described as the world's foremost scholar on nonviolent revolution.

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I am not your Negro
Director: Raoul Pecke
(1h 35m)
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Waltz with Bashir
Director: Ari Folman
(1h 30m)
Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman wrote, directed and stars in this autobiographical animated film. As a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon, Folman witnessed the Sabra and Shatila massacre, but realizes that he has no memory of the event. In 2006, he seeks out others who were in Beirut at the time to discuss their memories, including a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress disorders and the first journalist to cover the massacre.