Chic Point: Fashion for Israeli Checkpoints

Sharif Waked [Israel-Pal., 2003, 7 min, num., sans dialogue/no dialogue]

Ce film examine les parallèles entre les histoires, parfois tragiques, de divers bandits. Souvent décrites comme de simples criminels, exclues du récit de la lutte révolutionnaire, ces figures révèlent les limites du langage et de l’imaginaire politiques des mouvements actuels.

A fictional location: the occupied catwalk. Employing all the elements of a fashion show, models reveal their abdomens in outfits designed especially to suit Israeli checkpoints. For Israelis in the present time, the individual Palestinian body is the most dangerous weapon there is, and it is therefore the subject of ongoing and humiliating surveillance.

 

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