Kamal Aljafari: special screening

Juror of the Princípî Award 2022 Competition, the director Kamal Aljafari will introduce himself to Lago Film Fest audience with a special screening of two of his short films.

Visit Iraq – Kamal Aljafari
GER/CH / 2003 / 23’/ Doc

direction: Kamal Aljafari

screenplay: Kamal Aljafari

DoP: Giuliano Vece

Sound design: Jacob Kirkegaard

In Geneva the offices of Iraqi Airlines have been abandoned. Neighborhood residents are interviewed and tell stories of strange happenings that took place there.

It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus – Kamal Aljafari
GER / 2019 / 16’ / Doc

direction: Kamal Aljafari

screenplay: Kamal Aljafari

DoP: Christopher Turiello

Sound design: Gilles Benardeau

A surreal and humorous short film folds our point of origin into today’s chaotic bureaucratic maze, inside a Berlin administrative office, full of waiting for asylum seekers.

Kamal Aljafari is an acclaimed Palestinian artist, film director and producer. His work has been shown worldwide at film festivals such as the Berlinale, Locarno, Viennale and Rotterdam. and museums such as the MoMA and Tate Modern. He attended the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and now lives in Berlin, Germany.