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The Gaza Strip is the starting point for this universal story of heartbreak from Basma Alsharif.

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Dir-Scr Basma Alsharif
Prod Eyal Sivan, Emilie Dudognon, Mohanad Yaqubi, Serge Kestemont, Imane Farès
With Diego Marcon
Prod Co momento! films

An homage to the Gaza Strip, artist Basma Alsharif’s first feature is an extraordinarily smart and poetic proposition for the power of hope against hopelessness. This experimental narrative film turns the destruction of Gaza into a universal story of heartbreak, asking what it means to be human when humanity has failed. It follows a nameless man on a circular journey over a single day. Highly associative and beautifully made. Ouroboros challenges the aesthetics of representing trauma and opens a new chapter on how we see the Middle East.

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  • Patrick Staff, Director

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Total running time 94min


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