Research Forum


10th Research Forum

NAM (Non-Aligned Moving Images)

organised by Alia Ayman and Greg de Cuir Jr

Online, 10 December 2021


15:00 – 15:15 CET

Welcome / Introduction, Greg de Cuir Jr (Selector, Alternative Film Video, Belgrade) / Alia Ayman (Researcher-Curator, Cairo / New York)

15:15 – 16:15 CET

Panel 1

– Mila Turajlić (Artist-Researcher, Paris), ‘‘To build the world a-new’: Projecting the voices of the Non-Aligned’

– Ala Younis (Artist-Curator, Berlin International Film Festival), ‘Solidarity in Non-Aligned countries in the 1990s’

16:15 – 17:15 CET

Panel 2

– Ahmed Refaat (Researcher-Curator, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo), ‘The Second Afro-Asian Film Festival, Cairo 1960’

– Rodrigo Brum (Researcher-Curator, German University in Cairo), ‘Guinean filmmakers in Cuba in the 1960s’

17:15 – 18:15 CET

virtual dinner break

18:15 – 19:15 CET

Panel 3

– Nadia Yaqub (Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), ‘Defining early alternative Arab cinema’

– Anuj Malhotra (Writer-Curator, Lightcube, Noida), ‘The amateur inventor who draws circles’

19:15 – 20:00 CET

Closing discussion


The 1st Research Forum was held in 2012 under the auspices of the festival Alternative Film Video in Belgrade. To date two Research Forum anthologies have been published, On Fragmentation (2014) and Video Art / New Media Art (2019), both edited by Greg de Cuir Jr. The Research Forum is a one-day event running concurrently with the festival Alternative Film Video every year which gathers a group of curators, artists, writers, and researchers for a fluid encounter where presentations are delivered and discussions held concerning works of film, video, new media art and the cultures that inform them.

The founding curator of the Research Forum is Greg de Cuir Jr

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