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 2023
Running Time: 1 min 22 sec
Shooting Format: Super 16mm
Original Aspect Ratio: 15:9
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
I re-used the material of my earlier micro short hi!jab and re-edited it in the style of a silent film for a public installation on the subway in Canada (which remained unrealised). The intertitles and the footage were digitally aged to evoke the film projection of an old silent film. But here the texts no longer have a narrative function, they are commentary. The 82-second film culminates in a message like a big epic silent movie by D. W. Griffith. However, the message can be read in different ways depending on the vantage point.