While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Naeem Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era, manifested through decolonization, revolution, and independence.
Twin brothers Jalan & Jibril Durimel draw inspiration through their diversified upbringing between the French Antilles and the US. Born in Paris to parents from the island of Guadeloupe, at the age of 4 they moved to Miami where they first immersed themselves in American culture. It was in the island of St Maarten, however, where they first became interested in cinema as teenagers. This lead them back to the US to study film in Los Angeles. Their interest in photography and cinema is rooted in a passion for shedding light on life’s unseen, romantic and graceful moments and in the desire to use their skill to tell the stories of all cultures of the diaspora.