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Rolla Tahir / Canada / 2018 / 6 ' / English - Arabic


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Displacement, exodus, family and belonging are explored in this experimental archival “biography” (“sira” in Arabic).


Director Rolla Tahir's debut short film SIRA is an experimental essay that traces the exodus of a Sudanese family from Kuwait as a result of the Iraqi invasion. Excavated footage disrupts constructed memories as a mother recounts the evacuation, marring the bliss of her new family. In this unique commission by Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Tahir engages with experimental and travelogue film archives, producing SIRA in response to the travel documentaries of Armenian filmmaker Jacques Madvo.


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