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The LIGHT of the Arsenal Cinema has vanished. The screening cannot go on. A couple of pupils from the audience do not want to just go home and start looking for the LIGHT in the streets.

A silent film comedy drama with music that lovingly plays with old-fashioned cinema language and stereotypes in a modern every day world. Themes are the love of cinema and the value of friendship.

  • Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
  • Faroqhi & Peretz & students at Anna-Seghers-Communal School Berlin
  • Arsenal Film Studios, Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
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    Feature, Short
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    Comedy Drama
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    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2015
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Director Biography - Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz

In their films, illustrations and educational / curatorial work the Berlin-based artist duo Faroqhi & Peretz choose various themes such as biography, architecture and history. Their work examines social issues and critically deals with the way images are being produced and received as well as how stories are being told.
Anna Faroqhi is a filmmaker and illustrator. Haim Peretz is a technician and filmmaker. Their body of work contains films, texts and illustrations as well as educational works and has been presented internationally in museums and art events.
Faroqhi & Peretz teach video for opera directors and singers at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. They also are engaged in the education of film and illustration to children and adults at various public schools, museums and institutions. Here, they are part of the Arsenal Film Studios, the film transfer at Arsenal Cinema, Institute for Film and Video, Berlin.
Faroqhi & Peretz’ work has been shown Museum Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Saalbau Neukölln Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Manifesta Italy, New York Film Archives, Goethe Institute Tel Aviv etc.
The duo is currently working on a series of artist activities circling around the situation of refugees in Germany as well as on a documentay on a German-Israeli educational architecture exchange project dealing with the ideas of the Bauhaus.
Works (selection):
BAUHAUS WINDOWS (2015) - documentary short
THE LIGHT (2015) - silent comedy drama with music, 12min. with students of a Communal School and Arsenal Film Studios
THE BOOK ON THE BOHEMIAN VILLAGE (Parthas 2013) – city guide for and with children
SILENT VOICES (2012): 15 video portraits with and of migrant women in Berlin
VARIATIONS ON THE EVERYDAY (2008 – 11), Anna Faroqhi; films and illustrations
HOUSE AND DESERT (2005), Anna Faroqhi, film essay

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