The Story of Milk and Honey (2011)
Director: Basma Alsharif
Experimental | 10 minutes
Arabic with English subtitles
In the experimental video The Story of Milk and Honey, part of a larger project with photographs, drawings and text, an unnamed man narrates the story of his attempt to write a love story in Lebanon. Through voice-over narration that weaves together images, letters and songs, a tale of defeat develops into a multi-layered exploration of how we collect information, perceive facts and recreate history.
This film premiered at Forum Expanded, the Berlinale (2012), and was also screened at the 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil (2011–2012) and International Film Festival Rotterdam (2012), among others.
Part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection, The Story of Milk and Honey was produced with a visual arts grant from the Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain.
Sharjah Art Foundation and Habibi Collective present five short films by MENA female directors that explore how filmmaking has enabled women to explore their own subjectivity and sense of becoming.