Shortfilms

23rd August 2008

Laura Mulvey, Faysal Abdullah, Mark Lewis
GBR 2013
22min
V'14

A brief opening shot of the famous Al Mutanabbi street book market in Baghdad is followed by an unbroken 18-minute monologue, shot from a single, still camera position and simply recording the speaker’s words without interruption. In it, Faysal Abdullah gradually evokes the lives of Iraqi intellectuals of the left, driven into exile in the early 80’s by Saddam Hussein’s regime.

With HAMS AL MOODUN

Credits
  • Faysal Abdullah
  • Thomas Fennell
  • Kathrin Kur
  • Faysal Abdullah
Mark Lewis Studio

Mark Lewis Studio

DCP
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