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
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 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.