WHAT HAS TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED!

a film by Irina Linke

WHAT HAS TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED!

Germany | 2011 | 12:43 min

Original Title:
WAS FOTOGRAFIERT WERDEN MUSS!

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Documentary Short film
Ein Besuch im Fotoatelier in Sanaa (Jemen), während dem wir über die auf den Familienfotos abwesenden Frauen nachsinnen können.
Synopsis
A visit to a photographer's studio in Sanaa (Yemen). It is here that family photographs are taken, which are meant for the walls of the living room for friends and strangers to see. We are in the middle of this making, between painted décor, neoclassical sculptures and sceneries of green landscapes and faraway places. The people between the architectural elements, the draped plush toys and the charming flights of stairs with balustrade are not so different from those who had themselves immortalized by the European studio photography in the 19th century, except for one thing: the absent women …
Festivals/Awards
Triennial of Photography, Hamburg; International Kansk Video Festival, Sibiria; Days of Ethnographic Cinema, Moscow; Athens Ethnographic Film Festival... Koudougou Doc 2019
Cast and Crew
  • Director Irina Linke
  • Producer Irina Linke
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