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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (6 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : mec film, 2008.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Film
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by mec film in 2008.
Summary, etc.:
A Space Exodus quirkily sets up an adapted stretch of Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey in a Middle Eastern political context. The recognisable music scores of the 1968 science fiction film are changed to arabesque chords matching the surreal visuals of Sansour's film. The film follows the artist herself onto a phantasmagoric journey through the universe echoing Stanley Kubrick's thematic concerns for human evolution, progress and technology. However, in her film, Sansour posits the idea of a first Palestinian into space, and, referencing Armstrong's moon landing, she interprets this theoretical gesture as "a small step for a Palestinian, a giant leap for mankind".
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Arts--Experimental methods.
Motion pictures.
Genre: Middle Eastern Studies
Feature films.

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