Soon

Soon
2:12 minutes, January 2022

This film is about my experience as a child that survived war. The original footage is from super-8mm film my father shot that was then transferred to a variety of video tapes and systems. I was interested in how those moving images mutate and glitch into their own form. This transformation is like the memory, the pain and the history of trauma manifesting visually.

Film by Usama Alshaibi
Written by Usama Alshaibi and Lauren Samblanet
Super 8mm film footage shot by Hameed Alshaibi
Music by Händel, HWV 437, Sarabande
Performed by Edward Cree

Screenings
Denver Film Festival (2022)
Dispatches of War (Kiev, Ukraine, 2022)
Chicago Underground Film Festival (2022)
Extremely Shorts Film Festival (Houston, Texas, 2022)