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It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus

September 22
Starting at: 1:20 PM

17 mins
Kamal Aljafari
Experimental Short
2019 - Germany

Screens with: WESTERN ARABS

In Berlin’s immigration waiting rooms, rows of wooden seats nailed to the ground await the people arriving from the seas. Here they wait. Kamal Aljafari’s short film questions the meaning of life in a system in which humanity is reduced to a number and the value of one’s future is measured by applications within grey hallways. The film observes the origins of our being versus the future of how we are defined. What have we become from our point of origin until today’s chaos of bureaucratic mazes? It’s a long way from Amphioxus, we all came from there.

North American Premiere