Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
David Gutierrez Camps
2009 / Spain, United States / 5 min
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The railroads have for ever gripped the imagination of those filmmakers who don't see the camera as a story-telling machine but as an instrument to discover those aspects of reality that one overlooks in everyday life. With the experimental '175', David Guttierez Camps films himself into the the tradition of New York independents like Shirley Clarke and Rudolph & Jacob Burckhardt and explores the natural abstractions that present themselves during a subway trip through the Capital of the World. Lights, sounds and visual rhythm unite in a kinetic snapshot, and movement itself becomes a representation of all the things that can happen in five New York minutes.
|Director||David Gutierrez Camps|
|Dir. of Photography||David Gutierrez Camps|
|Editing||David Gutierrez Camps|
|Country||Spain, United States|
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