Have You Ever Killed a Bear or Becoming Jamila

Directed by Marwa Arsanios
| 2012-2013 | Arabic | English | 25 minutes

Hybrid Reels
A video performance that uses the history of a magazine (Cairo’s Al-Hilal 50s and 60s collection) as the starting point for an inquiry into Jamila Bouhired, the Algerian freedom fighter. From the different representations of Jamila in Cinema to her assimilation and promotion through the magazine, the performance attempts to look at the history of socialist projects (Egypt), anti-colonial wars (Algeria), and the way they have promoted and marginalized feminist projects.