AWL_023 OUROBOROS by Basma Alsharif
2017/ France, Palestine, Belgium, Quatar // 77 min // Italian, English and Chinook with English subtitles
Artist Basma Alsharif’s first feature-length film ambitiously expands the exploration of her earlier shorts of the contested geography and history of her native Palestine.
An homage to the Gaza Strip, ‘Ouroboros’ follows a man through five different landscapes, upending mass-mediated representation of trauma. A journey outside of time, marking the end as the beginning, exploring the subject of the eternal return and how we move forward when all is lost.
About the artist:
Born in Kuwait of Palestinian origin, Basma Alsharif is an artist and filmmaker working between cinema and installation. She directed several short films including ‘Everywhere Was The Same’ (2007), ‘Home Movies Gaza’ (2013) and ‘A Field Guide to Ferns’ (2015). ‘Ouroboros’ is her first feature film. Camera work is from artist and experimental filmmaker, Ben Russell.