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  • Trigger warning: Mild sexual content, may not be suitable for children
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As Egypt syncs further into poverty, new cities are being erected across the country and prisons fill with dissenting opinions. Since it is currently not possible to safely speak about this: a ventriloquist, songs, and advertisements describe a seemingly bygone era of fascism.

Directors Spotlight

Basma al-Sharif


Born stateless and of Palestinian heritage, artist/filmmaker Basma al-Sharif explores cyclical political histories and conflicts. In films and installations that move backward and forward in history, between place and non-place, she confronts the legacy of colonialism through satirical, immersive, and lyrical works.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 17 minutes
  • Country: Egypt, Italy, Germany
  • Language: Arabic, Italian, French
  • Director: Basma al-Sharif
  • Cast: Diego Marcon, Francesca Tasini
  • Cinematographer: Davide Artusi, Simon Veroneg, Basma al-Sharif
  • Music: Nino Ferrer, Le Sud, Fairuz, Our Home on the Island
  • Premiere: North America

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