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United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part 1) by Naeem Mohaiemen (2012), 70 min, video, Bangladesh

“Shares the same driving energy and fullness of thought as Johan Grimonprez’s dazzling hijacking documentary Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y and Walid Sadek’s mind-bending installations on Kozo Okamoto, the Japanese Red Army member who became the only foreigner even granted political asylum in Lebanon, where he lives to this day. But perhaps because Mohaiemen lingers for so long on one concrete occurrence, his work delves further into the unintended damage that violent revolutionary movements wrought, articulating the need to address them critically, skeptically, even generously, but without nostalgia or romance, fascinated but not seduced.” – Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Bidoun

+ Short films by Naeem Mohaiemen, including Rankin Street, 1953 (2013), 7 min; Der Weisse Engel (2011), 8 min.