We Began by Measuring Distance

Basma Alsharif
2009. Palestine. vo Arabic. s English. 19’

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.

The work began as hours of unrelated footage and a frustration with history, facts and the impossibility to reconcile tragedy with my own experience of a lifetime of witnessing tragedy from a physical distance to Palestine.

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We began by measuring distance
We began by measuring distance