apexart :: Video by Ahmed Amin :: Open Sesame


Sita Sings The Kuwaiti Blues
Video by Ahmad Amin

In conjunction with the exhibition Open Sesame, organized by Ola El Khalidi.

Saturday, February 16: 4 pm

Over four thousand videos appear on YouTube when typing the keywords "Invasion of Kuwait." The videos vary in content and source including private home videos, TV coverage of the invasion itself, films and drama series relating to the subject, as well as video collages complete with photos, voice over, and music.

Sita Sings The Kuwaiti Blues is a personal interpretation of what happened in Kuwait between August 2, 1990 and February 27, 1991. Made of re-edited material, it is a tribute to all the videos that were shared and continue to be shared over the past 20 years, in different forms, and by thousands of Arabs.

Ahmad Ameen is a writer and a filmmaker based in Amman, Jordan. In 2010, Ahmad's first feature screenplay Transit Cities, directed by Mohammed Hushki, was well received internationally. Ahmad is currently working on his second screenplay titled A Few Days in Syria and on his ongoing project of putting together an Arab-cinema archive.

Please join us.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, W, Q, J, M, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.