:The Digger

Screening Schedule: 08/07, 18:00, DokuKino | 08/08, 16:00, Kino Klubi

:The Digger / Al Haffar

France/Lebanon/UAE, 2015, 24 min

Shot in the Sharjah desert in the United Arab Emirates, The Digger follows the everyday life of Sultan Zeib Khan, the Pakistani caretaker who has been guarding the ruins of a Neolithic necropolis for twenty years. A witness to the nation’s founding mythologies, Sultan preserves archeological ruins, keeping them from falling into ruin. In the midst of these empty graves that echo the vastness of the desert, the absence of corpses is more unsettling than their presence.

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Born in 1976 in Beirut, Lebanon. Lives and works in Paris and Beirut. Ali CHERRI is a video and visual artist based in Beirut and Paris. He is currently conducting a research with the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) and the Deutsche Aarchäologische Institut (DAI) on the place of the archeological object in the construction of national historical narratives.
CPH:DOX 2015
Rotterdam FF 2016
Cinéma du Réel 2016
New Directors / New Films, MOMA, New York 2016
Galerie Imane Farès
41, rue mazarine, 75006 Paris
08/07, 18:00, DokuKino 08/08, 16:00, Kino Klubi
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