Toronto Palestine Film Festival

Mayor w/ Return of Osiris

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Experimental / Short - Palestine 

On June 9, 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser appeared on television and radio to inform the Egyptian citizens of their country’s defeat, and announced his resignation. For many, Nasser's speech was the first hint of loss and disillusionment with the pan-Arab vision he led. The video reconstruct Nasser's historic speech by weaving together clips of the speech found in Egyptian films and television series produced from 1972-2016. The project spotlights the challenges of addressing a historical-political event through artistic action. Usually associated with the work of the historian who sets out to produce knowledge and interpretation, these practices examine the complex process of creating and emptying meanings in visual systems of representation.

Past Festivals

2020 DOBRA - Int’l Experimental Film Festival, Official Selection (BR)

2020 Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, Official Selection (FR)

2020 Madrid Film Awards, Official Selection (ES)

2020 Toronto Arab Film Festival, Official Selection (CA)

2020 Haifa Independent Film Festival, Official Selection (PS)

2020 Festival Cinematográfico de Mérida, Official Selection (MX)

2020 Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Official Selection (PT)

2019 Independent Shorts Awards, Award for Best Editing (US)

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    14 minutes
  • Director
    Essa Grayeb