LIKE A STRING OF BEADS
Like a String of Beads focuses on the family story of nine siblings – aged between their 50s and 70s – in the village of Ibillin, northern Palestine, who were given animal names by their mother and who seem to have been protected by them: her previous six children died. Unpacking their histories, the film veers between collective agreement and divergence on what has happened to them. Carefully paced, it traces the rhythms of daily life in the household, the private accommodations of living and, more largely, survival, and traces magical or mythological aspects of the quotidian. The filming, meanwhile, moves between evoking intimacy and maintaining a respectful distance.
video installation / 27 min