Media Arts Program

Monday, June 18, 2007

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
WNY Peace Center and the Latin American Solidarity Committee

On the Hillsides of the Himalayas (En las laderas del Himalaya)

Presented at:

a bilingual documentary
(Donations to July's Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba in support of humanitarian aid will be gratefully accepted.)
An officer of the Pakistani army escorts doctors of Cuba's Henry
Reeve Medical Contingent to Bat Sanghra.

On the Hillsides of the Himalayas documents the work of the Global Disaster Relief Organization in Pakistan in June 2006, in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people and injured almost 4 million. It shows the work of the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, more than 2,500 members of which stayed on to continue their medical work in Pakistan, saving lives and braving the harsh winter on the hillsides of the Himalayas.

Photo credit: Shakil Adil/A.P.

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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.