In a.m./p.m., the camera slowly and systematically scans photos of buildings. We hear a woman's voice accompanying the images of cosmopolitan cityscapes. She recounts her story and that of the world; about the images of today, about her journey. Her monologue is a fictionalised version of the impressions that Asselberghs picked up during his trip to Palestine. He consciously chose for an absolutely minimalist audiovisual approach. The fact that he creates a detached view by using a female voice instead of his own, coupled with deviating from a run-of-the-mill documentary style, produces a complex approach to his ideas and feelings on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Filmmaker
Herman Asselberghs
Premiere
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Country
Belgium
Year
2004
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Length
45’
Language
English
Producer
Square vzw
Sales
Argos Centre for Art and Media
Cinematography
Els Opsomer
Sound Design
Boris Debackere
Music
David Shea
Website
http://www.squarevzw.be