Screening & Lecture: Karim Ainouz
Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)
March 11, 2013
Filmmaker and artist
I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
Screening and Lecture
Karim Aïnouz is a Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker and visual artist whose work addresses issues of gender, identity, and personal histories. His films focus on characters who break universal taboos and transcend stereotypes. I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You (2010) is a film about a geologist who surveys water sources in an isolated region in the northeast of Brazil and finds himself immersed in feelings of abandonment and loneliness.
Aïnouz’s oeuvre includes films such as Madame Satã, O Céu de Suely, and Sunny Lane, an essay on border crossing and exile that was commissioned by the Sharjah Biennial in 2011. In the early 90's, Aïnouz co-directed MIX NYC, an organization dedicated to queer experimental film and the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival. Aïnouz has won prizes at numerous international festivals including the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, and Havana International Film Festival, among others. In 2012, he was a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently finishing his new feature, Praia do Futuro. Aïnouz lives and works in Berlin.
ACT Cube, Wiener Building (E15-001)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
Free and open to the public.