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Basma Alsharif

2013 | 00:24:10 | France / Palestinian Territories | Arabic | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Autobiography, City, Crime or Violence, Environment, Family, Landscape, Mental Landscape, Middle East, Politics, Post-colonialism, Surveillance, War

Home Movies Gaza introduces us to the Gaza Strip as a mircrocosm for the failure of civilization. In an attempt to describe the everyday of a place that struggles for the most basic of human rights, this video claims a perspective from within the domestic spaces of a territory that is complicated, derelict, and altogether impossible to separate from its political identity.

"... Basma Alsharif’s Home Movies Gaza, a film that captures the impossibly politicized domestic sphere of the Gaza Strip, under the constant hum and buzz of overhead drones."

-- Omar Kholeif, Art Agenda, March 4th, 2013

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.



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Prizes + Awards

Honorable Mention, Media City Film Festival 2013


International Film Festival Rotterdam

Exhibitions + Festivals

Athens International Film/Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2014

51st New York Film Festival, Views From the Avant Garde, New York, NY, 2013

Berlinale, Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany, 2013

25th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL, 2013

London Palestine Film Festival, London, UK, 2013

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