The Calling [2022]
10:44"
An underwater dance film about global warming, the Greek myth of the Siren the avenges of nature and gender identity. 
Concept / Photography / Editing: Gil Mualem-Doron
Preforming: Dimitris Galanakis  
Music: Written by Matthew Wigton, Preformed by The Falls 

 

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Twinkle Twinkle [2021]
06:55"

 
The short video work (06:55) Twinkle Twinkle highlights the death of refugee children in sea crossing and the betrayal of UN's member countries to the promise given to refugees in the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Commissioned by Queens Hall Arts digital curator Dominic Smith the work was created for the 70th Anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention.

The film depicts a burning crib on a shore at dusk. The film's sound is composed of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lullaby tune which refers to the traveller at the dark night: "Then the traveller in the dark, Thank you for your tiny spark, He could not see which way to go, If you did not twinkle so." However, the lullaby lyrics in the film's soundtrack is replaced by the 1951 Refugee Convention legal document.
 
Concept and editing: Gil Mualem-Doron
Photography - Joe Hartman
Singing - Juliet Russell, Vocal Explosion.
Violin - Geoff Falk.

 

Before The Law  (Leicester Square, London 2012)

03:31"

 

A short musing on the Franz Kafka short story “Before The Law”, architecture, controls and freedom. The film was taken from the CCV camera at Leicester Square London shortly after the renovation of the square and the removal of some of the street vendors, buskers and other street artists from the square in 2012.

Rosetta [2013]
04:13"

 
For a long time, the beach north of Old Jaffa has been unauthorised and has no name. Its border is made out of the destroyed houses of the village of Al-Rasid (Rosetta, in English) that existed until the 1948 war. The village was built outside Yafa’s walls by Egyptian soldiers from the village of Al-Rashid, on the banks of the Nile, who had remained in Yafa following the withdrawal of their leader, Ibrahim Pasha, who had ruled Yafa from 1831 to 1834. The Egyptian village of Al-Rasid was the place in which the Rosetta Stone was discovered.

Until 2011 a small part of a beautiful large house still existed at the edge of the beach. The only other structure that was left was renovated and turned into Biet-Gidi - a museum that celebrates the occupation of the area by the Israeli's Etzel forces in 1948.
The film depicts Maram, a Palestinian teenager from Jaffa, whose grandmother's house stood nearby until it was demolished soon after the 1948 War. Her grandmother is one of the 300,000 Palestinian internal refugees whose land and houses were confiscated in 1948 and who have been banned from returning to the places they had to leave. Through a set of various actions, Maram goes forward and back between Biet Gidi and the last remnants of Al-Rasid neighbourhood. The remnant was destroyed by Tel Aviv municipality a few days after the film was made.

The film was commissioned by Zochrot for the 1st 48mm Film Festival 2013 [ https://zochrot.org/en/article/55076]