The Story of Milk and Honey

Basma Alsharif [Lebanon, 2011, 10 min, num., VOSTA/Original version with English Subtitles] 

Le film raconte l’échec d’un individu à écrire une histoire d’amour, qui devient le terrain d’une exploration sur la manière dont nous recueillons et percevons des informations, comprenons des faits, l’histoire, des images et des sons, et où l’on retrouve l’individu au milieu des documents d’archives.  

A short video belonging to a larger project, which includes photographs, drawings and text, The Story of Milk and Honey details an un-named individual’s failure to write a love story. Through voiceover narration that weaves together images, letters, and songs, a story of defeat transpires into a journey that explores how we collect and perceive information, understand facts, history, images, and sound and where the individual is to be found in the midst of the material.

Produced with the Fundación Marcelino Botín Grant for Visual Arts Fund.

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