culture

(cultuur)

Belgian filmmaker and cinematographer Fairuz Ghammam’s warm, generous work explores aspects of (auto)biography, shared authorship, and collaborative practices.

Staged as a walk through her hometown, Kortrijk, Culture riffs on these themes, sewing kernels of family history through a narrative, and a gaze, that oscillates between private and public space. How many memories and storylines can coexist?

Director Biography

Fairuz Ghammam graduated as an experimental filmmaker at a time when categorisation was still fashionable. She is an editor, cinematographer and director working across genres and formats. In her practice, Fairuz mainly explores (auto)biography, dialogue, predetermination, abundance & scarcity, shared authorship and collaborative practices. She equally loves well balanced steady high-def shots and lo-fi trash – self-made or found – as long as the poetry shines through.

Director Filmography

cultuur (2022), al bahr (2018), LV (2019), Oumoun (2017)

Production Year

2022

Premiere

World Premiere

Director

Fairuz Ghammam

Country

Belgium

Subtitle Language

English

Primary Contact

Fairuz Ghammam