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UNTITLED PART 3B
Directed by | Jayce Salloum
Genre fiction | Length: 11mins | Year of production: 2003
Full Title: "Untitled Part 3B: (As If) Beauty Never Ends"
Working directly and viscerally as well as metaphorically, this video art short by Lebanese artist Jayce Salloum provides an elegiac response to the Palestinian dispossession. Moving between ambient imagery – orchids blooming – and news broadcast horrors the aftermath of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre the study soon turns to the abstractions of space – clouds and satellite images. These images meet the voice over of Abdel Majid Fadl Ali Hassan (a refugee living in the Bourj El Barajneh camp) recounting a story told by the rubble of his home in Palestine, combining to produce an intense essay on dystopia in contemporary times.