Throwing Stones

John Smith

2004 | 00:10:55 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: European Film/Video, Expedition/Travel, Humor, Performance, Politics

As the camera looks out through a barred window and the clock strikes four in a Swiss city, the death of Yasser Arafat provides the starting point for a journey back in time.


Throwing Stones is the third episode in the Hotel Diaries series, a collection of video recordings made in the world’s hotel rooms, which relate personal experiences and reflections to contemporary conflicts in the Middle East.

"... Through seemingly free, but in fact highly structured associations, he guides the spectator (and in his case also listener) back to other hotel rooms and historical events. Bed, mirror, desk, the picture on the wall - that's all he needs to reflect in a both personal and analytic way on the world post 9/11."

-- Dana Linssen, FIPRESCI Report, Oberhausen Festival (2005)

This title is also available on Hotel Diaries: John Smith.

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