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Ouroboros,

by Basma Alsharif

"If it is a film about the future, as Alsharif has stated, it is one that posits a future riddled by destruction, yet whose residual scars have not stunted the capacity for growth, renewal, desire, curiosity, and furtive moments of human pleasure, intimacy and collectivity." 
Andréa Picard - Mouse Magazine

"A rejection of the isolation imposed on Gaza and the stasis that those who maintain it hope to engender, the visceral conclusion emphasizes that despite its somber pretenses, Ouroboros is ultimately about hope"
Daryl Meador - Electronic Intifada


Whitney Biennial, New York City • 70th Locarno Film Festival • 10th Toronto Palestine Film Festival • 
61st BFI London Film Festival • Milano Film Festival • Days of Cinema, Ramallah • RIDM, Montreal • 

Underdox, Munich • (...)
Experimental | 2017 | 77 mn | color | 1:85 | Dialog: English, Chinook, Italian | Subtitles : English

DISCIPLINES Education interest

Ouroboros, Basma Alsharif's first film feature, is an homage to the Gaza Strip based on the eternal return. This experimental film follows a man through five different landscapes, upending mass-mediated representation of trauma.

A journey outside of time, marking the end as the beginning, exploring the subject of the eternal return and how we move forward when all is lost.



DIRECTOR/EDITING Basma Alsharif
CINEMATOGRAPHY Ben Russell
SOUND RECORDING Federico Chiari
ORIGINAL MUSIQUE Yann Gourdon | Bunny People

WITH Diego Marcon
Jessica Bellinger, Neemah Abu Ghenas, Coleman Collins, Bo Gallerito, Claire de Pimodan, Yann Gourdon, Joseph Veldez, Laurent Strom-Berg
VOICE OVER Sky Hopinka



Key words: Visual Art, Experimental, Palestine, Communication, Image-politics, Memory
Education Interest: Visual Arts, Education, Film and Media, Middle East Studies, Political Science, Visual Anthropology, Native Studies, Indigenous Studies
PURCHASE Education license



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momento! films Ltd

momento! 2bis rue Dupont de l'Eure, 75020 Paris France - tel | fax +33 (0)1 43 66 86 04
edu@momento-films.com
momento distribution (scalpel) SARL au capital de 7.700 euros - VAT # FR 71 477 699 250