Purple Sea

Official Section

The mass media, as vehicles for representing newsworthy reality, have succeeded in turning every migrant or political refugee and ultimately anyone who suffers into a superfluous fiction for spectators who, even if wanting to, will never manage to empathise. The subject of the news is always a third person: in the distance, a radical other. A figure running, crying, swimming and dying. A figure with human form, never a tangible human being, with a body with a temperature of 36 degrees (except when s/he is dead or burning under bombs). But reality is completely different: bodies grow cold when they fall into the water on their deadly crossings towards possible lives.

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Screening

Date
Friday, 04/12/2020
Time
18:00
Venue
El Almacén
Runtime
67′
Language
Arabic
Subtitles
Spanish

Crew

Director
Amel Alzakout
Co-director
Khaled Abdulwahed
Narrator
Amel Alzakout
Director of Photography
Amel Alzakout
Editor
Philip Scheffner

Technical Sheet

Original title
Purple Sea
Year
2020
Country
Germany