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THE VIEW


Directed by | Hazim Bitar & Rifqi Assaf

Genre fiction  |  Length: 16mins  |  Year of production: 2008


The View is composed of one shot and some very carefully choreographed performances. Adopting an unusual visual logic, to say the least, the work confronts the audience with an awkward viewpoint. From the director’s statement: “The View tells the story of an Israeli sniper who takes aim at an unsuspecting Palestinian couple. In the meanwhile, with a finger on the trigger, he kills time chatting over his radio with another soldier about life, death, and romance. The film explores the anatomy of violence in the absence of restraints.”