A Space Exodus

A Space Exodus

Streaming Video - 2017
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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".
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2017
mec film,, 2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (6 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
mec film (Firm)

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