The Fatima Sessions: Woman at point zero, a Literary Talk Show
20 Dec 2023 - 19:30
Salle des Pas Perdus, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean Municipal Hall - Rue du Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderenstraat 20, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
A Literary Talk Show with Saddie Choua and Nika Švab.
In 'Woman at Point Zero', literary critic Nika Švab from the Maandblad voor de allochtone vrouw [Monthly Magazine for the Immigrant Woman] and artist Saddie Choua explore the personal and intellectual friendships among female writers. For the Fatima Sessions, they focus on Fatima Mernissi and her versatile body of work. Each episode features a guest at the table.
Woman at Point Zero is a Pecola Production.
19:30 - 21:00: Woman at point zero, a Literary Talk Show
The Fatima Sessions are part of the exhibition 'Het Salon van Fatima' by Saddie Choua. The sessions were developed in collaboration with Fatiha Saïdi, Rihab Mohamadi, Saffina Rana and Nika Švab. They offer you the opportunity to explore in depth the life and work of Mernissi.
The exhibition is free and open from December 1st to January 12th, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in the Salle Des Pas Perdus of the Municipal Hall of Molenbeek.
Nika Švab fluctuates between the world of theatre and literature. Indeed, she moderated discussions and cooperated as a board member in student literary conference. Nika also wrote several articles for different publications on the field of literature and theatre. Lately, she has been working as a producer and co-author of projects and researching new forms and socially aware topics.
Saddie Choua, trained as a sociologist, is a Belgian-Moroccan filmmaker, author, and mixed-media artist based in Molenbeek. In her body of work, she merges art with her academic background, employing political documentaries, video installations, mixed media collages, and short stories.
Choua employs meta-documentary techniques, such as fragmented narratives and visual essays, integrating cross-cultural elements from popular culture. She draws inspiration from commercials, soap operas, novels, music videos, magazines, YouTube videos, pop stars, and athletes, urging a critical examination of these components. Her work focuses on discrimination based on race and/or ethnic origin, discrimination against women, colonialism, class, and even her cats take the spotlight.
The challenge she undertakes lies in creating ‘situations’ that unveil the power structures behind the images we internalize and reproduce. She invites us to reflect on how we assimilate images and dialogues about ‘the other’ and how these affect our self-image and historical awareness.
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