Youssef Chebbi on Babylon | Mapping Subjectivity
2012. Tunisia. Directed, cinematography, and sound by Ala Eddine Slim, ismaël, Youssef Chebbi. After the insurrection erupted in Libya in the spring of 2012, more than a million people flocked to neighboring Tunisia in search of a safe haven from the escalating violence. When a massive refugee camp was hastily constructed near the Ras Jdir border checkpoint in Tunisia, a trio of filmmakers carried their cameras in and began filming with no agenda. This on-the-fly chronicle of the camp's installation, operation, and dismantling captures a postmodern Babel complete with a multinational population of displaced folk, a regime of humanitarian aid workers, and international media that broadcasts its “image” to the world. Visually stunning and refreshingly undogmatic, Babylon reveals a rarely seen aspect of the Arab Spring.
Screening on November 19, 2012
Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part III (5)
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