• TIFF Bell Lightbox C2 (map)
  • 350 King Street West
  • Toronto, ON, M6K 1H7
  • Canada


September 22
Starting at 5:30 PM

74 min
Basma Alsharif
2017 - Palestine, Italy, France, USA

Canadian Premiere

Artist Basma Alsharif's first experimental feature is an homage to Gaza and the power of hope over hopelessness. Taking the form of a love story, the film follows a man with a newly broken heart who embarks on a circular journey over a day to shed his pain only to experience it, again and again. His travel weaves together Native American territories, the ancient Italian city of Matera, a castle in Brittany, and the ruins of Gaza into a single landscape. His ultimate failure to understand defeat is at the heart of the human condition - one that leads to failure as it does to survival. This beautifully made film challenges the aesthetics of representing trauma and how we see the Middle East.  Q&A with director to follow.

Q&A with the director to follow. Moderated by Nahed Mansour, Constituent Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art.

Visit 3rd floor to see free Basma Al-Sharif Video Art Installation.

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