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04 09 2017 to 18/9/2017

Keimena: a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2

After forty intense weeks of broadcasts, Keimena, documenta 14’s weekly program on ERT2, comes to an end on September 18, 2017. Find below the information on the very last films of the series.

Keimena #38

Monday September 4, 24:00
Ismyrna (Ismyrne), 2016, Lebanon/France/United Arab Emirates, 50 min.
Directors: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Introduction: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

When Lebanese artist Joana Hadjithomas met the painter and poet Etel Adnan, they bonded over their family links to a city they had never visited: Smyrna, now Izmir. In this film, the two women’s personal stories offer a way to understand the changes that took place in the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Keimena #39

Monday September 11, 24:00
UHF42, episodes 1–2, 2017, Palestinian Territories, 40 min.
Director: Mike Crane
Introduction: Shama Khanna

UHF42 is a television series co-produced by artist Mike Crane as well as a 24-hour news station in Ramallah, Palestine. UHF42 transforms the first independent television frequency into a platform for the exhibition of art. Each of its six episodes depicts one day in a working week; this broadcast presents the first two.

Keimena #40

Monday September 18, 24:00
An Opera of the World, 2017, Portugal/USA/Mali, 71 min.
Director: Manthia Diawara
Introduction: Monika Szewczyk

In An Opera of the World, Malian filmmaker Manthia Diawara reflects upon the refugee crisis and the relationship between Europe and Africa. The film revolves around a performance of Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera in Bamako, around which Diawara builds a story about migration, interweaving interviews with documentary and archival footage.

The films will be available on within Greece for seven days after each broadcast.


Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017

Keimena is a weekly broadcast of films presented by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), curated by Hila Peleg and Vassily Bourikas, and organized by documenta 14. By relying for its presentation on ERT, Greece’s public television broadcaster, the project aims to extend documenta 14’s scope into viewers’ homes, imagining and constituting new and different publics.

Keimena’s program focuses on the fields of experimental documentary and fiction, presenting films whose approaches and topics engage social, political, and poetic concerns, and whose concepts, themes, and positions are in dialogue with the overall curatorial visions of documenta 14.


The program includes films dating back to the 1970s, recent productions, and new films commissioned by documenta 14. All of them tackle contemporary issues pertinent to life in Greece and elsewhere in times of economic hardship and social unrest.


The films are preceded by short introductory texts by international writers.


For more information please visit the website of documenta 14.