Edition 23: 2–10 August, 2024

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The Goose's Excuse

Ozr El Wezzah

Egypt
2023 — 25' / Color

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Synopsis

A heavenly inquiry lands in a village to inspect the sleep of a peasant and his renegade goose. Led by the hums of a spectral apparatus, the visitation detects esoteric frequencies from a spiritual reality cloaked in the peasant's home and land. A threshold pierced by the gaze of a saint. A whirlwind spun from the faith and hunger of Cairo's City of the Dead.

Director Biography

Mahdy Abo Bahat and Abdo Zin Eldin are artist-filmmakers from Cairo, based between Egypt and the UK. The duo have a 10-year practice rooted in sound and image through audio field recordings and street videography. Their fixation with moving-image stems from a need to document whilst witnessing the Egyptian upheaval in 2011. Now they are committed to their documentary practice by assembling hauntologies that summon beings, worlds, and times deemed immemorial by the current ruling discourse.

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Director

Abdo Zin Eldin

Mahdy Abo Bahat

Producer

Abdo Zin Eldin

Mahdy Abo Bahat

Cinematographer

Abdo Zin Eldin

Mahdy Abo Bahat

Editor

Mahdy Abo Bahat

Sound

Mahdy Abo Bahat

Contact

Mahdy Abo Bahat
[email protected]