Something is about to explode: Zayan and Abedeen break out in a rhapsodic dialogue, seizing the power of a popular life on the brink of implosion. Charged and charging, the deliberate performance in the absence of their instruments transposes pathos and agency. The video has best been described as ‘part-tribute, part-elegy' to Egypt's population of eighty million people.
Mohamed Zayan and Eslam Zeen El Abedeen live and work in Cairo. Zayan studied at the Cairo Higher Institute of Applied Arts, and has participated in a number of group shows. Zeen El Abedeen has participated in various workshops, including the 20th Youth Salon in Cairo. Together, the artists were jointly awarded the Golden Prize for their work 80 MILLION, which premiered at the 20th Youth Salon in 2009.
Director: Mohamed Zayan, Eslam Zeen El Abedeen
Producer: Mohamed Zayan, Eslam Zeen El Abedeen
Scenario Eslam Zeen El Abedeen, Mohamed Zayan
Eslam Zeen El Abedeen
Photography: Eslam Zeen El Abedeen, Mohamed Zayan
Editor: Eslam Zeen El Abedeen, Mohamed Zayan
Production design: Eslam Zeen El Abedeen, Mohamed Zayan
Sound design: Eslam Zeen El Abedeen, Mohamed Zayan
Film format: DCP
Sales : Eslam Zeen El Abedeen
Print source: Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.
2013 | 42nd IFFR - Festival International du Fllm de Rotterdam
* Selection - Spectrum Shorts
* Screening - Survival Strategies - LantarenVenster 2 - Sun 27 Jan - 19:45
Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art
Potsdamer Straße 2
Eslam Zeen El Abedeen und Mohamed Zayan, Egypt 2009, OV, 5 min