Towards The Possible Film I

Shezad Dawood’s digital work Towards the Possible Film I is a still image taken from his 2014 movie Towards the Possible Film, shot at Legzira beach in Sidi Ifni, Morocco. The film formally enacts, and contextually engages with anthropological concepts of indigenousness and the politics of language and translation through the prismatic genre of science fiction. The film traces, or ‘documents’ a series of fictional journeys through time and space, examining our individual, cultural and political sense of place and overlaying the world of capital and the mystical.

The work’s aesthetics are reminiscent of twentieth-century science fiction, and it is said that Dawood was inspired by Sidi Ifni’s history and the many wars fought in the 1950s and 60s between Spain, Morocco and the independent Saharan tribes.

The film was originally shot in Super 16mm and then transferred to HD from which this still image was taken. Towards the Possible Film was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Delfina Foundation.

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