"Spaces of Exception"

Profiling the American Indian reservation alongside the Palestinian refugee camp, Spaces of Exception was filmed from 2014 to 2017 in Arizona, New Mexico, New York and South Dakota as well as Lebanon and the West Bank. It is an attempt to understand the significance of the land—its memory and divisions—and the conditions for life, community and sovereignty.

  • Malek Rasamny
  • Matt Peterson
    Scenes from a Revolt Sustained
  • Malek Rasamny
  • Matt Peterson
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Lebanon, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sharjah Film Platform
    United Arab Emirates
    January 19, 2019
    Middle East Premiere
Director Biography - Malek Rasamny, Matt Peterson

Malek Rasamny is a researcher, writer, speaker and filmmaker based in both New York and Beirut whose writings have been published in The Daily Star and Fuse. He’s worked at the Maysles Documentary Center, and was a founding member of the LERFE space in Harlem and Red Channels.

Matt Peterson directed a film on the Tunisian insurrection, Scenes from a Revolt Sustained, with a production grant from the Doha Film Institute. His films and videos have screened at venues including Anthology Film Archives, e-flux, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and MoMA PS1. He was a member of the collectives Red Channels and the 16 Beaver Group, and since 2014 has been a member of Woodbine in New York City.

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