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Disrupting History - Nov 12 to Nov 18

Une image, deux actes Sanaz Sohrabi

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Yek Tasveer, Do Bardasht

In this fascinating archival deep-dive, Iranian artist Sanaz Sohrabi analyzes the role of images produced in the 20th century by oil companies operating in Iran as an arm of British colonialism. Sohrabi creates and comments on collages and installations made from films and photographs produced by British Petroleum (BP), particularly in the city of Abadan, in southwestern Iran. Do these archival materials present a reliable narrative? In the process of erasing a history of abuse, oppression and segregation, they paint a homogeneous, monopolistic picture of prosperity and “petromodernity.” This tightly controlled perspective, just as calculated and pervasive as the exploitation of land and people, raises essential questions about the right to images and one’s own history. (Charlotte Selb)

Presented in the Canal D Space

competition : Short and Medium-Length National Competition

Une image, deux actes

  • Country : Canada (Quebec), Germany, United States
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : Farsi, English
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 44 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sanaz Sohrabi
  • Editing : Sanaz Sohrabi
  • Production : Sanaz Sohrabi
  • Music : Jeremy Leon
  • Sound Design : Chris Leon
Filmography of Sanaz Sohrabi :

Disposables (2015)
Auxiliary Mirrors (2016)
The glory, the human, and the mother: a cartography (2017)
Notes on Seeing Double (2018)






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