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Videocartographies: Aida, Palestine Videocartographies: Aida, Palestine

Videocartographies: Aida, Palestine Videocartographies: Aida, Palestine
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Somewhere, in the middle of a tangle of borders: a refugee camp. People caught in a situation that becomes more absurd every day. Just trying to live a human life. With courage, with craftiness, with humour too. We don't see their faces. We don't see the places they talk about. Yet we are projected closely into their intimate experience of the world, while following line by line the maps they are drawing to represent the complexity of the spaces around them.

The artist Till Roesken asked the inhabitants of the Aida camp in Bethlehem to draw maps of their surroundings. The drawings brought to life the inhabitants subjective geographies, which were simultaneously captured on film.

Through six chapters, which also act as individual episodes, the viewer discovers little by little the refugee camp and its environs. It follows the journey of men, women and children and their risky attempts to come to terms with the state of siege in which they live. It is a tribute to what Till Roesken calls 'bypass resistance' at a time when the very possibility of this resistance seems to have vanished. Somewhere, in the middle of a tangle of borders: a refugee camp. People caught in a situation that becomes more absurd every day. Just trying to live a human life. With courage, with craftiness, with humour too. We don't see their faces. We don't see the places they talk about. Yet we are projected closely into their intimate experience of the world, while following line by line the maps they are drawing to represent the complexity of the spaces around them.

The artist Till Roesken asked the inhabitants of the Aida camp in Bethlehem to draw maps of their surroundings. The drawings brought to life the inhabitants subjective geographies, which were simultaneously captured on film.

Through six chapters, which also act as individual episodes, the viewer discovers little by little the refugee camp and its environs. It follows the journey of men, women and children and their risky attempts to come to terms with the state of siege in which they live. It is a tribute to what Till Roesken calls 'bypass resistance' at a time when the very possibility of this resistance seems to have vanished.

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SKU 3760073440475
Year DVD 2011
Director Roeskens, Till
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Lowave
Countries Palestine
Aspect ratio 04:03
Colour Colour
Subtitles English
Language(s) Arabic
Running time 50 min
DVD region 0, PAL/NTSC
Certificate N/a

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