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Atelier 105, en résidence / March 26, 2023

SPACE_INVADERS.EXE BY MALAZ USTA

Three refugees are asked questions concerning their life, (plans), and reasons for (their choices). Through the use of found footage, and gameplay, the film tries to communicate the feelings of the displaced, and the absurdity of such questions. A parody of misinformation, and an exploration of feelings of confusion, disorientation, and uncertainty, drawing from the personal memory of the filmmaker.

Malaz Usta is a filmmaker, designer and visual artist working with film, graphics, animation, editing, and sound. He was born in Damascus, in Syria. He studied TV, and Cinema in Istanbul, and he is currently a researcher at the Netherlands Film Academy. His works deal with different issues of displacement and ideas of belonging, identity, home. His first short film A Year in Exile (2020) premiered at Ji.hlava IDFF.

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