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We Began By Measuring Distance

Long still frames, text, language, and sound are weaved together to form a narrative of an anonymous group who fill their time by measuring distance. Innocent measurements transition into political ones, examining how image and sound communicate history. A film that began as hours of unrelated footage, We Began… evolved into a personal reflection on the irreconcilable reality of witnessing tragedy from a physical distance. A document of a history, an event, or simply a feeling.

Director

Basma al-Sharif

Country

Egypt

Year

2009

Dialogue Language

Arabic

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Camille Velluet

Duration

18 mins

Gallery

Camille Velluet