The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sam Jury refugee film wins prestigious UK award
The story which is told through the words of a young female Sahrawi translator and framed by excerpts from Ben Rawlence’s searing book City of Thorns puts a spotlight on the daily life of refugees – especially women – who have been living in the camp since 1975.

NEW YORK, NY.- Artist Sam Jury’s film To Be Here, illuminating a critical aspect of the global refugee crisis, wins the UK’s prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council’s 2018 Research in Film Award in the Move Award: Stories of New Beginnings category. The awards were announced in a ceremony at BAFTA London on Nov 8th.

Sam Jury is currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the award-winning film To Be Here is being presented as part of the Bienal De La Imagen Movimiento (BIM).

To Be Here focuses on Sahrawi refugees living in the Boujdour Camp near Tindouf Algeria and is based on material gathered during the artist’s Artifariti-sponsored residency at the camp in the Western Sahara. It explores the prolonged displacement endured by Sahrawi refugees who fled their homeland during the Western Saharan War. To Be Here brings attention to one of the longest running refugee crises in the modern world.

The story which is told through the words of a young female Sahrawi translator and framed by excerpts from Ben Rawlence’s searing book City of Thorns puts a spotlight on the daily life of refugees – especially women – who have been living in the camp since 1975. The film traces their journey, from the early days when they constructed the buildings in the camp themselves, to their struggle for selfdetermination. Many of the women were forced to leave behind family members, including their own children. While the term refugee implies a temporary status, at least half of those in the camps have lived in temporary homes all their lives – some for nearly 50 years. As Jury explains: “beyond the bio-medical trauma of the refugee condition, and scarcity of commodities, exists an abiding malaise represented by the loss of both homeland and the right to self-determination.”

The film was initially presented as a multi-screen video and sound installation curated by Steven L. Bridges at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum/MSU. It has screened internationally including back in the camp in the Western Sahara.

Sam Jury is an artist working in the areas of new media, moving image, and installation. Her practice-led research investigates the psychological impact of moving image and societal narratives of trauma. Jury is recipient of several honors including the Rose Art Museum’s Perlmutter Award, 1st Prize in MIT’s Public Art in a Changing World, and a number of Arts Council England awards. Her work is held in public collections such as The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest. She teaches at Hertfordshire University, Cambridge UK, and received her MFA from Cornell University, USA.

Her film Popehelm screens at Whitechapel Gallery, London November 29th as part of the Disasters of Peace program with the artist in attendance.

Today's News

November 12, 2018

New exhibition explores relationship between British and Russian royal dynasties

Sam Jury refugee film wins prestigious UK award

Extraordinary decorative items and fine jewelry to be offered at Andrew Jones

British Museum opens the first ever major exhibition to explore the life of Ashurbanipal

Exhibition at The Saint Louis Art Museum explores the continuing story of contemporary printmaking

Papers of the exiled Stuart kings published online for the first time

Julien's Auctions announces results of its Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll sale

Vermont is seen from above in Shelburne Museum's new exhibition

Hyde Collection exhibits rare early texts

SFMOMA opens one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art from China presented in North America

Palais de la Découverte lifts the veil on the amazing world of illusions

Heather Gaudio Fine Art exhibits works by Ellen Carey, Deborah Kass, Robert Sagerman and Andrés Schiavo

Ponti Art Gallery to offer a remarkable oil painting by 17th century Italian artist Giovan Battista Gaulli

Michael Jackson's Swarovski glove up for auction

Miller & Miller's Jewellery & Watches Auction online now

In storm-hit Dominica, Creole music offers uplift

QUAD in Derby celebrates Virtual Reality with a season exploring a wide range of immersive worlds

Exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern approaches the runway as medium

Unique creations by Gilbert Albert brought together to form the largest collection to be sold at auction

Towner Art Gallery showcases a new body of work by Hannah Perry

Dolby Chadwick Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Alex Kanevsky

Gost Books publishes a retrospective monograph of work by British documentary photographer Paul Reas

Unseen launches digital platform making new, contemporary photography available 24/7

Gilbert & George's first significant exhibition held in the Nordic countries on view in Helsinki

How Instagram Stories can help your business

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful