2020, Fri, Aug 14

Al habil/The Rope | Al-Houbut/The Landing

D: Ibrahim Shaddad, Sudan 1985, 33 min, OV no dialogue | D: Akram Zaatari, Lebanon / United Arab Emirates 2019, 63 min, OV no dialogue

Al Habil / The Rope

D: Ibrahim Shaddad, Sudan 1985, 33 min, OV no dialogue

Al Habil dokumentiert den Weg zweier blinder Männer in Begleitung eines Esels durch die Wüste. Verbunden durch ein Seil wird der Weg mal von den beiden vorgegeben, mal leitet der Esel sie durch die Wüste.

Al-Houbut / The Landing

D: Akram Zaatari, Lebanon / United Arab Emirates 2019, 63 min, OV no dialogue

The film takes place in Shaabiyat al Ghurayfah, a public housing project in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates built in the eighties to provide descendants of the Ketbi Bedouins with their first concrete homes. This site, now totally deserted, witnessed the first move of Bedouin families from tents into modern designed habitations. The film unfolds as a repertoire of simple gestures, a few of which are inspired by the photographic documentation of performances by Hassan Sharif, playfully engaging with architecture, vegetation, space, movement, threshold, surveillance, and perspective.