AND ON A DIFFERENT NOTE
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Mohammad Shawky Hassan is a filmmaker and scholar. He studied philosophy, film directing and cinema studies at The American University in Cairo, The Academy of Cinematic Arts & Sciences and Columbia University. His films include It Was Related to Me (2011) and On a Day Like Today (2012). He presented film programs at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, The New York Public Library and UnionDocs, and is currently running the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS).
- Berlinale Forum Expanded 2015
- AFAC Film Week, Zawya, Cairo 2015
- Films from Here, MoMA 2015
And on a Different Note is a navigation of an attempt to carve out a personal space amid an inescapable sonic shield created primarily by prime time political talk shows with their indistinguishable, absurd and at times undecipherable rhetoric / noises. Equally repulsive and addictive, these noises travel across geographies gradually constituting an integral part of a self-created map of exile. (Mohammad Shawky Hassan)