AND YET I RISE

2020, documentary, 8', Language: Arabic

Five years ago, Amr moved from Syria to Madrid. During a stroll in the Royal Botanical Garden of his new home, surrounded by plants and trees from all over the world, he reflects on what it means for him to be The Other.

 

And yet I rise' aims to translate the exchange of thoughts and conversations between Amr and the director into an organic synergy between Amr, the viewer and its reflective mind. Out of this grew a mosaic of the plants’ images emphasizing their catalogued character. Within this the garden becomes a metaphor for immigration, a very loaded topic while at the same time remaining a peaceful environment for reflection.

 

Excerpt

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2021

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