Thursday 22 November 2018

”It was out of a string of coincidences and the free time that our recessing country, Greece, abundantly offered to us that we found ourselves in Cairo in 2012. In a way, we immediately felt at home. Demonstrations, tear gas, traffic jams. We didn’t know much about The Invisible Hands-project and there was no idea for a film. We knew Alan through music. So did his all-Egyptian band. We all met him separately at two different stops of his last tour: Athens and Cairo. We soon realized that we are witnessing a music experiment, actually the most ambitious that this unconventional musician/ethnomusicologist has ever been involved in: to produce his most accessible album to date in a language he doesn’t speak, Arabic.”

Join us for a conversation between artist and filmmaker Marina Gioti and co-director Georges Salameh on the making of The Invisible Hands, a film where strands of stories related to music, politics, inspiration and uncertainty eventually come together.

The Invisible Hands will be screened at 5.30pm followed by a 15 minute break.