The Cheese Butt
De Tamar Hirschfeld , film 2017, 25min
I like Arabs. I like them because they remind me of home, they remind me of the desert, the remind me of my father and they remind me of all of the world’s conflicts, so life become more existential. Hence I like living in Roubaix and why I would move to Brussels. Hence I was very happy to collaborate with and Egyptian and film in The Sinai desert.
I especially love Bedouin. I love them because they are biblical. I love them because they are spread in tribes in the middle-east, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Israel. They are victims of the territorial-national structure of the world. They are nomadic, they don’t care about territory (because anyways the desert is empty), They drink tea around the fire, smoke and tell stories. They are stuck in a really bad part of the world, and suffer from the actions of the stupid political masculine global egos. The Bedouins make me melancholic and compassionate. That is why I was so happy to share your tax money with them by shooting them, they were very grateful, Egyptian economy is a rack.
I created for you a virtual reality so you can immerse yourself in the Bedouin landscape and see the absurdity of western technology imposed on no western cultures.
The film was shot in February. In April the authorities decided to forbid Israelis from entering The Sinai Peninsula, for Isis reason. So please, as you watch this film, see it as a relic of our changing world.
Oeuvres de Tamar Hirschfeld produites par Le Fresnoy :
- - Sheldon, Le Squelette Humaniste (film, 2016)
- - L'Institut de mon Arabe (installation, 2017)
- - The Cheese Butt (film, 2017)