And on a Different Note
وعلى صعيد آخر
And on a Different Note (Wa Ala Sa’eeden Akhar)
A text-image montage with empty apartments, lonely rooms, of views from windows and street scenes in New York and Cairo. In the background: an uninterrupted soundtrack of news and talk shows. Self-proclaimed pundits make their appearance, want to be heard.
Egypt 2015, 24 mins, Color, Arabic/ English with English/Arabic Subtitles
Director Mohammad Shawky Hassan | Editor Louly Seif | Cinematography Michael Kennedy | Sound Michael Kennedy, Mohammad Shawky Hassan | Producer Mohammad Shawky Hassan
From the press
In recent years, living in Egypt, there have been many moments in which mundane normalcy is juxtaposed with the spectacularly dramatic, in which everyday life continues amid the grand narratives of revolution, coup and “war on terror.” Spaces where nothing happens and yet everything happens at the same time. This is one reason why Mohammad Shawky Hassan’s 24-minute film, Waala Saeeden Akhar (And on a Different Note, 2015), is so powerful. continue