A Muslim woman walks in the street. She wears a burka concealing her eyes. Where does she look?

" Ignorance is the root of all evil."


Production: UK/AUT 2016

Running Time: 1 min 22 sec

Language: English

Shooting Format: Super 16mm

Original Aspect Ratio: 15:9

Sound: Mono


Woman — Katarina Leigh Waters


Writer/Director — Robert Cambrinus

Cameraman — Nicolas Schröder

Focus Puller — David Alexander

Clapper Loader — Celine Wald

Grip — Adam Razvi

Set Dresser — Juana Buendia Serrat   

Production Manager — Joe Jabbar

Editor — Robert Cambrinus

Stills — Joe Jabbar

Producer — Robert Stokvis

Film Notes

I re-used the footage of my earlier micro short film hi!jab and re-edited it in the style of a silent film for a public installation in Canada (remained unreleased). The title cards and footage were aged so as to evoke a film projection of an old silent film. However, here the intertitles no longer have their original narrative function. I use them as carriers for a personal commentary accompanying the contemporary images. The 82-second film culminates in a heightened message like some big epic silent movie would. It can be read differently depending on the vantage point.