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PIPE DREAMS

Ali CHERRI

WORLD PREMIERE

Lebanon, 2011, Colour, 6’

Image and political power, as we know only too well, have an infinite number of tricks for operating their unceasingly renewed complicity. We are in Syria, where Ali Cherri opposes two modes. In 1987, Syrian cosmonaut Mohammad Faris participated in the Russian Soyuz TM-3 flight, a pretext and opportunity for highlighting the power of Hafez al-Assad. Here is the “father” of the Nation faced with his pygmalion “hero” while, 20 years later, one can never be too prudent so the auhorities dismantle the statues of the former leader. (NF)

Original version : arabic. Subtitles : french.
Production : Galerie Imane Farès.
Filmography : Dreams in Three Chapters, 2011 ; You, 2008 ; Slippage, 2007 ; Untitled, 2006 ; Un Cercle autour du Soleil, 2005.

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