The latest film by French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada observes the elaborate fossil industry in Morocco. Paying homage to the 'preparators' in the arid region between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, whose intrepid work is fuelling a thriving trade in artifacts real, faux and hybrid, False Start is a rebuke to the fetishistic thirst for foreign objects, a sly meditation on authenticity, and a paean to creativity. (Andréa Picard) Winner Tiger Award for Short Films 2016.

The other films shown within Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 5

International title
False Start
Filmmaker
Yto Barrada
Country
Morocco
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
23’
Language
Arabic
Producer
Sean Gullette
Sales
Yto Barrada
Cinematography
Javier Ruiz Gomez
Editor
Kate Abernethy
Sound Design
Ruy Garcia
Website
http://www.ytobarrada.com