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Dirty Pictures (Hotel Diaries 7)

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Directed by | John Smith

Genre documentary  |  Length: 14mins  |  Year of production: 2007

Moving from one hotel in Bethlehem to another in East Jerusalem, the filmmaker encounters a series of problems involving a ceiling, a video camera and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Dirty Pictures is the seventh episode in the Hotel Diaries series, an ongoing collection of video recordings made in hotel rooms which relate personal experiences to contemporary world events. John Smith is a graduate of the Royal College of Arts and a leading UK video installation and film artist.

�At once politically concerned and very funny, these brilliantly structured ramblings connect the observations of his surroundings with the horror of world events in consistently surprising ways.� (Maximilian Le Cain, Film Ireland)