We Began by Measuring Distance

Basma Alsharif [Egypt, 2009, 19 min, num., VOSTA/Original version with English subtitles] 

D’innocentes mesures d’arpentage se transforment en considérations politiques, interrogeant comment l’image et le son transmettent l’histoire. We Began by Measuring Distance explore un désenchantement ultime avec les faits lorsque le visuel ne parvient pas à communiquer le tragique.

Long still frames, text, language, and sound are woven together to unfold the narrative of an anonymous group who fill their time by measuring distance. Innocent measurements transition into political ones, examining how image and sound communicate history. We Began by Measuring Distance explores an ultimate disenchantment with facts when the visual fails to communicate the tragic.

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