This Day (al yaoum)

2003 | 01:26:00 | Lebanon | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Film or Videomaking, Media Analysis, Mental Landscape, Middle East, Photography, Technology, War

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Shot in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, this essay uses transportation, video, and photography to examine images circulating in a historically charged, and presently war-torn and divided, Middle East. From images of camels in the desert to images of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the video looks at states of mind in relation to actual geographies. The video pays tribute to an unformatted and open-ended documentary approach, and examines modes of access to information such as travel, television and the Internet, while carefully displaying the resulting iconography.

Prizes + Awards

Prix Son, Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille, 2004

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