Home Movies Gaza
2013 | 00:24:10 | France / Palestinian Territory | Arabic | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video
Collection: Single Titles
Home Movies Gaza introduces us to the Gaza Strip as a mircrocosm for the failure of civilization. In an attempt to describe the everyday of a place that struggles for the most basic of human rights, this video claims a perspective from within the domestic spaces of a territory that is complicated, derelict, and altogether impossible to separate from its political identity.
"... Basma Alsharif’s Home Movies Gaza, a film that captures the impossibly politicized domestic sphere of the Gaza Strip, under the constant hum and buzz of overhead drones."
-- Omar Kholeif, Art Agenda, March 4th, 2013
Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.
Prizes + Awards
Honorable Mention, Media City Film Festival 2013
PremiereInternational Film Festival Rotterdam
Exhibitions + Festivals
Athens International Film/Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2014
51st New York Film Festival, Views From the Avant Garde, New York, NY, 2013
Berlinale, Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany, 2013
25th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL, 2013
London Palestine Film Festival, London, UK, 2013