Born in Beirut, Rania Stephan graduated in cinema studies from La Trobe University, Melbourne and University of Paris VIII. Her career in film has been long and diverse. She has worked as a first assistant with renowned filmmakers and as a camera person and editor with researchers in social sciences and documentarians in producing films such as Procession of the Captives: A Shiite Tragedy (2006), Waiting for Abu Zayd (2011), Catherine ou le corps de la passion (2012), and Panoptic (2017).
She has directed short- and medium-length videos and creative documentaries. Anchored in the turbulent reality of her country, her documentaries give a personal perspective to political events. She intertwines raw images with a poetic edge; chance encounters are captured with compassion and humor.
The work on archival material has been an underlying inquiry in her artistic work. Her most recent work investigates forgotten images and sounds that haunt the present. By juxtaposing them with new ones, she explores a diversity of meanings, triggering renewed narratives and emotions.
Her artistic work explores how still and moving images collide and collude, multiply and subtract. Part detective and part cinephile, she approaches images like an editor; she traces absences and remembrances that are originary to those images. Her first feature film, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, received international acclaim and won many prizes, including the Artist’s Prize at Sharjah Biennale 10 (UAE, 2011).
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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