Balkan Dox

Strange Object

United Kingdom
2020 — 15 min / Colour and B&W



A photo album bound in red leather. It contains black-and-white aerial photographs, taken at a time when colonial powers ruled and dictated the way things should be interpreted. How can the signs of that time be read today? An exploration of imperial image production and destruction.

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Directors' Biography

Born in London, the UK in 1963, she originally trained in contemporary dance and made videos exploring choreography in everyday life. In 2010, she completed a master’s degree in visual anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2016, she was awarded a doctorate for her research on approaches to activating images from colonial archives.

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Miranda Pennell


Miranda Pennell


archive-based film


Miranda Pennell


Miranda Pennell

Screenings & Awards

Berlinale , Germany, 2021

Punto de Vista , Spain, 2021