Presented by Julia Yezbick
marratein, marratein is a film about two cities: Detroit and Beirut. It is a film about place, belonging, diasporas, and the refracted memories of places known through other lifetimes. Marratein means “twice” in Arabic and this film doubles over itself as a palindrome of images of two places, once removed.
About the Artist
Julia Yezbick is a filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist. She received her PhD in Media Anthropology and Critical Media Practice from Harvard University and an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Her artistic work is grounded in long-term engagements with people and places and is often a critical part of her academic pursuits exploring labor and the body, the materiality of postindustrial urban landscapes, the senses, processes of creative knowledge production, and housing and the built environment. Her audio and video work has shown at the Berlinale–Forum Expanded, MOMA PS1, the New York Library for Performing Arts, Pravo Lujdski Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnográfico, Rio de Janeiro, the Montreal Ethnographic Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. She is a recipient of the Dan David Prize Scholarship for the Plastic Arts and a 2018 Kresge Artist Fellow. Yezbick is the founding Editor of Sensate, an online journal for experiments in critical media practice, and co- directs Mothlight Microcinema. She lives and works in Detroit.