by Akram ZAATARI
1997 / color / sound / 1S / 26' 00

Set in the industrial suburbs of Beirut, MAJNOUNAK explores male sexuality through interviews with three men, who were asked to recount very openly the beginnig, middle, and end of a sexual relationship each one of them had. The video examines the details of shaping the body, sexual language, songs, and signs in relation to the boys' fantasies. It explores the image they wanted to project of themselves, hence the image of «male» they identify with. They become as «courageous», and «seductive» as men represented in video games. Their stories are alike, starting with seduction and ending after screwing. There seems to be no possibilities outside these norms. Desire transforms into commodity and relationshipslead to defeat.


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language Arabic
translation English (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 90,00 €