Images of ritual and dance collected online overlap to obscure one another in Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s video, which contemplates the erasure of images. Structured around surveillance footage of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces, the film considers the circulation and value of image documents.
The other films shown within Obstructed Landscape
Atlante 1783Maria Giovanna Cicciari IFFR 2017 25′
A romantic, rough-edged Mediterranean landscape. Atlante 1783 searches for clues in Calabria, where the 1783 earthquake re-wrote geology and history.
Latency Contemplation 2Cho Seoungho IFFR 2017 8′
Seoungho Cho's internal visions and his perception of the outer world come together in a fluent meditation on space, place and sound.
The WatchmenFern Silva IFFR 2017 10′
"Visibility is a trap", wrote Michel Foucault with regard to the panopticon as a model of control. Fern Silva's The Watchmen opens opportunities to escape it.
The RemnantIFFR 2017 19′
In 1659 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch Commander of the Cape in South Africa, planted a hedge of indigenous wild almond trees. Its remnants still exist.