SYNTHESIS

Journalism & Design/Art

V I D E O  &  F I L M

G R A P H I C

 

I have always been interested in the ways of portraying a story, a situation, an event - either a direct mirror or a distorted view - full of subjective opinions. Tackling the effects of a subject that is complex in its outputs, but pure and simple in its intention as journalism is. This has proven to be an intriguing base.

 

This project started with a journey to Sinai, Egypt - in the midst of the "Arab-spring" uprisings, though miles away from Cairo. There is a woman, an old family friend, a muslim woman not afraid of being filmed: "this" I thought.

 

Can I film a dignified portrait of this woman? Can her essence come through with purely observational footage? Later I realized how my view was distorted through the uprising in contrast to her life - how could this be the same country? This realization is what made this project - how the effect of the media forms society's views of countries and cultures - only portraying the sensational events, consequently leaving out all of the simple beauty of everyday life.

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