Mario Hamad

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Genocide is the process of a total historic extermination. That is to not say that it is only a pre-meditated murder of a collective of human beings in physical terms; but it is also a campaign intent on eradicating any living memory that the victims ever existed in the first place: the total wiping out of a people from society's collective memory. Hamrad is interested in examining this culture of violence and conflict, particularly in Syria, through the appropriation and redirecting of a regime-made video recording of state-sanctioned murder. At a time when the Assad state is intent on their annihilation, a total opposition to the genocide process in all its facets becomes paramount.

Mario Hamad is a filmmaker currently completing a PhD in film practice at the London College of Communication. His research centres around the development of strategies designed to resist the narrative component of genocide in Syria through a cross-disciplinary arts practice.

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