Akram Zaatari Compilation #2

Akram Zaatari

1995, 11:00 minutes, B&W, Arabic w Eng. s.t.


COUNTDOWN, 7:00 1995
As personal reflection on film and television, this video travels the globe mixing footage of real life war and reel entertainment. "Countdown" explores our sense of real time transmission and movement through space as we experience them in televised images of breaking news.

GIFT, 4:00 1995
"Gift" discusses the idea of public space where, right across from an upper class residential block (at a public beach) a young boy begs the filmmaker to let him and a group of kids he is playing soccer with appear on TV. Faces of the passersby staring at the camera and the sounds produced by the soccer game fans construct an image of this space.

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