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While working on my new film, a long form documentary that addresses displacement, tolerance, refugees and people migration and mainly takes place in Cyprus…I took a little trip to Israel and Palestine. Most asylum seekers in Cyprus are Palestinian, some have never even been to Palestine.
I was curious to find out more about the land… conscious of the privilege I have to explore my curiosity,
while they will never be allowed to come near their homeland.
During my brief visit to Palestine, I met Avram, also known as John…He chatted for a few hours. Here are his thoughts.
Over the winter holidays, I also took a short detour to Morocco…an intense and beautiful country also polluted by the remnants of colonialism. More visuals and thoughts from there in the next post.
On a filmic note, Sundance just wrapped and published a list of winning films, perhaps some to look out for.
In the meantime, I finally saw Women On A Verge Of a Nervous Breakdown, Pedro Almodovar's brilliant imagination at its best. Besides the super intelligent narrative dramaturgy, there are various levels of cinematic gems, from colors, compositions, camera movement to symbolic use of objects and devices. Delight!
And one more delightful gem is Tsai Ming-liang’s short film Walker that won at Cannes last year, you can watch it in its entirety online. Patience is the word. We’re working to break and challenge the 30 second attention span.