“In a world saturated with ephemeral TV images and news reports, Two thousand walls (a song for Jayyous) adopts a distinctive and sensitive approach, which avoids the twin traps of aestheticisation and voyeurism. The way in which it brings together different voices and languages within the same confined, interiorised space, demonstrates what an experimental approach can do for the treatment of topical issues.”
(OUSFF jury citation)
Winner, Oblò Underground Short Film Festival 2007. Honourable mention, Expressions of Nakhba 2008.
Night. A terrace on a hillside. Children’s voices. A poem. A song. A fragment of time, a moment out of time. Ghostly figures, as if struggling to exist, even here, in their own land.
Experimental documentary, filmed in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories.
With Abdul-Latif, Tamara, Brahim and Arwa Khader, and Rima Essa.
English translations by Nabil Shawkat.
6 minutes, DV, 4:3, mono.
Experiments in Cinema 2.0, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 14 April 2007
Transnatura Videolab 2007, Coimbra, Portugal, 18 May 2007
Images contre nature, Marseille, France, 22 June, 4 and 6 July 2007
‘Danger Zone’, Studio 27, San Francisco, CA, USA, 20 July 2007
Oblò Undergound Short Film Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland, 8-9 September 2007
Antimatter Undergound Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada, 23 September 2007
ICE Film Fest, Iowa City, 4-6 October 2007
Sadho Poetry Film Festival, New Delhi, India, 14 October 2007
Ecrans documentaires, Arcueil, France, 2 November 2007
Pantheon Xperimental 6.0 Film & Animation Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 24 November 2007
Alternative film/video festival, Novi Beograd, Serbia, 6 December 2007
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France, 6 February 2008
The Tank, New York, NY, USA, 27 February 2008
Directors’ Lounge, Berlin, Germany, February 2008
Antenna Festival, Les Voûtes, Paris, France, 15 March 2008
Documente Videolab, Porto, Portugal, 3 May 2008
Expressions of Nakhba, Washington, DC, 13-15 May 2008
’007: Acts and Actions’, Portland Film + Video Artists Collective, Maine, USA, 7 June 2008