DOK Industry Podcasts 2022
The Culture of Film Curating
This special episode of the audio series Kinesthesia presents a discussion between film curators operating across continents about the unique cultural practices that they bring to their work. The discussion will focus on collaborating with various types of film institutions while giving priority to work from the Global South and its diasporas. This episode will explore practical matters of curating, including organisational mechanics and career prospects; also ethical concerns, including matters of representation and decolonisation. “The culture of film curating” shines a light on outstanding curators and the exciting projects that are essential for celebrating a plurality of international film cultures.
Kinesthesia is a recurring, itinerant audio series that presents in-depth conversations with the curators, archivists, writers, organisers and others who are the engines of international film cultures. More info on kinopravdainstitute.t.me.
Recorded on 5 October 2022
Length: 74 minutes
Greg de Cuir Jr is an independent curator and writer who lives and works in Belgrade. He most recently delivered a talk and moderated discussions on the politics and practices of film curating at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. He will next organise a multi-part screen program for the 7th Lubumbashi Biennial. De Cuir is the co-founder + artistic director of Kinopravda Institute.
Matthew Barrington is a researcher and curator based in London. He is currently working on his PhD at Birkbeck College, London. He runs the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and is cinema Curator for the Barbican Centre and is a programmer for the Essay Film Festival.
Alia Ayman makes and curates film and video and lives between Cairo and New York City. She is the co-founder of Zawya, an art-house cinema in Cairo and a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at New York University. She is a programming consultant for Berlinale Forum, The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA), and BlackStar Film Festival. She has previously curated programs for Images Festival in Toronto, The Arab Women Film Festival in Brazil, Flaherty NYC, and Arsenal Institute for Film and Video in Berlin among others.
This podcast episode was produced by Kinopravda Institute.