Overview

Can art control time? How has the concept of immortality evolved throughout the known history of humanity? What is the cosmological depth of a landscape? Inspired by legendary hero Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality during the emergence of the urban culture of Mesopotamia, She Who Saw the Deep reflects on the ancient pursuit of immortality and rejuvenation, exploring the power of art, writing, astronomy, agriculture, urbanity and social organisation to transcend the limitations of circumstance and speculate on the future of humanity. This film will be produced in Dara, Turkey, where ancient Mesopotamian artefacts can still be found.

Screening Information

She Who Saw the Deep (2021)
Directors: Pelin Tan and Anton Vidokle
Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
Experimental | 30 minutes
Languages: Sumerian, Kurdish and Arabic with English and Arabic subtitles

Awarded the Sharjah Film Platform Short Film Production Grant for 2020, this film will be presented by Sharjah Art Foundation at Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) in November 2020.

Details about the Short Film Production Grant as well as the full SFP programme from December 2019 can be found here.

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