Chic Point, 2003, 7 min

Sharif Waked

Historic Film, Short Film, Special Presentations

Chic Point was shot in a fictional location: the occupied catwalk. Employing all the elements of a fashion show, models reveal their abdomens in outfits designed especially to suit Israeli checkpoints. For Israelis in the present time, the individual Palestinian body is the most dangerous weapon there is, and it is therefore the subject of ongoing and humiliating surveillance.

 

Video


Directed by Sharif Waked


Showing:

Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

Poetic Injustice: Short Films from the Arab World

Curator Irina Leimbacher will present films and videos from the past 25 years from Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, and Morocco. What does it mean to speak one’s history and the dreams

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)