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The film essay investigates the meaning and implication of the mask in ethnography, singing and creative education. The mask is both, veil and fool's cap. It gives its user freedom as well as support.

  • Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
  • Anna Faroqhi
  • Faroqhi Peretz Film Production
  • with Heike Behrend, Alessia Schumacher, Vizma Zwaigzne, Ines Vinkel,
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50 EUR
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Distribution Information
  • Faroqhi Peretz Film Production
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz

Anna Faroqhi is a film author and illustrator from Berlin. She studied music at HdK Berlin, mathematics and physics at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and between 1994 and 1998 Film Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film Munich.
Haim Peretz is a filmmaker of Jewish-Moroccan descent and an Israeli national. He is self-educated, has studied space technology and has been working as a technician and frame maker in Berlin since 1994.

Faroqhi & Peretz have been collaborating since 2003. Together, they create films, curate exhibitions and give workshops for film and graphic novel at various Berlin schools and museums. The topics migration and lifelong learning are recurring themes in their work as well as are media critical approaches.

Faroqhi & Peretz’ works have been presented internationally. They are part of Arsenal Film Studio, the film education program of Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. Berlin. They also teach film at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin.

Selected works:
TRANSFER (in preparation), multimedia biography project with refugees in Berlin
CANCER KUNG FU (in Arbeit, Zebra 2016/17), Graphic Novel by Anna Faroqhi
TILTED BAUHAUS (2016) 17’08’’, documentary about an educational Israel-German exchange building project in Berlin and Tel Aviv
REPRESENTATIONS OF ESCAPE (2016) film essay in drawings and title cards, 3’34’’, about the depiction of escape in logos by aid organizations and city counsels.
THE PARTS AND THE WHOLE (2016) film essay, 5’53’’, about the various functions of masks as a tool for magic, work or disguise
GESTURES OF WELCOME (2015/16) workshops, films and drawings on escape and new beginnings.

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You listen with you ears, and you listen in to daily life, (…) to the ordinary and average, to the drably unheroic. Viktor Klemperer, LTI Notebook of a Philologist