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Capital

Tracing throughlines between Italian Telefoni Bianchi (white telephone) films of the 1930s and the building of contemporary cities in Egypt, Alsharif searches for legacies inherent in the physical and political construction of new capitals. Distilling and subverting the film’s frivolous, bourgeois motifs and mobilising the character of the ventriloquist, she confronts the silencing of speech and the colonial distortions of seemingly bygone eras of fascism.

Director

Basma al-Sharif

Countries

Egypt Germany Italy

Year

2023

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Camille Velluet

Gallery

Camille Velluet