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Heavily referencing the 1980 cult classic The Shining by Stanley Kubrick, the video piece SBARA explores the castigation of Arabs in contemporary Western dialogue. By adding an audio montage combining historical and current quotes on the Middle East to footage paraphrasing scenes from the original film, SBARA seeks to expose the cyclical nature of Middle Eastern rhetoric and policies and emphasize the psychological terror inflicted upon those at the receiving end of this repetitively stagnant political discourse. Sansour is a Denmarkbased Palestinian video artist whose work has been exhibited internationally to much acclaim in recent years.


Director: Larissa Sansour

Release Date: 2008

Duration: 9mins