RITE OF EXILE: Part 1–Bandaged Face (or On War)
From Swaying through Standing to Dead Body
A desolate landscape. Flickering in the right-hand back corner is the faded light from a burning bush. Is it the bush of Moses – or just an accidental fire caused by the gunfire a couple of minutes ago…
A woman falls. From above. With a broken leg she is left to fend for herself. Passers by have no time, they pass and pass and pass. She dies.
Walking through the desert. The minaret sounds out. A family appears, one by one they drown in the lake of sun underneath them.
In a barrel faces appear. One by one they sink, sink through their own skin.
In the end is the bush.
Director: Anmar Taha
Assistant Director: Josephine Gray
With: Margherita Landi, Xeni Kottaki, Marianna Stathaki and Ariadni Psychogiopoulou
Production: Iraqi Bodies