Art in War
The next film in Al Jazeera Documentary art film series being shown at the Fire Station Cinema: “Art in War”.
From the mud womb rises the flower and from the womb of war emerges talent. In Gaza, bombs drop over human beings who turn their smoke into a painting that embodies their story. This documentary tells the story of Palestinian artists who witnessed the Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2014, and decided to turn the bombing wreckage and smoke scenes to artworks that advocate the land owner in the face of the occupier.
The Last Poster Painter
The next film in the Al Jazeera Documentary art film series being shown at the Fire Station Cinema: “The Last Poster Painter”.
India has for many years been marked by hand-drawn movie posters. This remarkable art, which appeared at the end of the 19th century and coincided with the appearance of films. This art reached its golden age till the nineties but gradually began to lose its status with the advent of photographic posters and the advancement of image processing programs. Previously, in Bombay, there were about 300 hand-painters of film posters working permanently at Bollywood studios. Today, there is very few of them. Unfortunately, the disappearance of this art has led to the disappearance of an entire tradition during the last 20 years in Asia. But the inevitable vanishing of this popular art will lead to the loss of a class of cinema. In this documentary we will explore “the last poster painters”.