We began by measuring distance (2009)

Origin: Egypt Palestine | Fiction | Director: Basma Alsharif | 19 minutes

We began by measuring distance

Basma al-Sharif 2009 Drama 19 min.

In Basma al Sharif's awardwinning video art piece, still frames, text,
language, and sound are woven together to unfold the narrative of an
anonymous group who fill their time by measuring distance. Innocent
measurements transition into political ones, leading to an examination of
how image and sound communicate history, tragedy, and the complications of
Palestinian nationalism. The work exposes an ultimate disenchantment with
the power of "facts" when the visual fails to communicate the content of
the tragic. Winner of the Jury Prize, Sharjah Biennale, 2009.

Trailer: http://www.vdb.org/titles/we-began-measuring-distance

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