1ST PHOTO BOOK AWARD • THE EYES • Aïnata by Alaa Mansour published by Macaronibook

Very excited and proud to share this wonderful news with you! My friend and talented artist Alaa Mansour is the winner of the 1st Photo Book Award from The Eyes • The Eyes Wide Open with the support of the SAIF of the Ministry of Culture for her photobook Aïnata that we will publish with Macaronibook !

” Aïnata is a place, the village of my parents, and the territory of my childhood located in the south of Lebanon. Aïnata is the story of 25 years of Israeli occupation and multiple wars and offensives. It is also the story of multiple resistances and a dream of liberation.” Aïnata is initially a film project made by two hands between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 and is part of a history of occupation, resistance, wars and transnational struggles that never cease to generate unfulfilled memories. It is not a question of making a book about the film, but of extending the very space of the film to the book. Like a rhizome, it is a question of mapping within the book the different strata – visual and textual – that make up the body of Aïnata, of giving an account of the multiplicity of forms of memory and of the discourse of and on History.

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