“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
YDESSA, THE BEARS AND ETC. // YDESSA, LES OURS et ETC... (Orig.)
2004 / France / 44 min
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In two huge rooms, discover hundreds of old photographs: children in their Sunday best, families gathered, groups of friends, athletes or colleagues, etc., and discover that in each picture we also see a teddy bear… How and why did Ydessa, a Canadian woman born of German Jewish parents, collect these photographs along with a few reassuring bears typical of the era? A closer look reveals a certain amount of anxiety. In fact, the filmed visit of this collection, exhibited in Munich, is full of surprises.
|Dir. of Photography||Markus Seitz, John Holosko, Claire Duguet, Rick Kearney|
|Editing||Agnès Varda, assisté de Jean-Baptiste Morin|
|Music||Didier Lockwood et Isabelle Olivier (Océan)|
|Sound||Jens-Christian Börner, Rob Fletcher, Jason Milligan|
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