Private Project

Two shadows One Sun

A Dutch fisherman captured the two film reels from the bottom of the sea during the fishing in Friesland, The Netherlands. Later those film reels were donated to Eye Filmmusuem collection center in Amsterdam. The film reels were deteriorated, decayed and dying, but still contained some traces of images. These two 35 mm reels were belonged to Soviet film “Sons of the Fatherland” (1968) directed by Latif Faiziyev. That politically charged film depicting the different versions of truths through the lens of religion, politics, and war with the backdrop of holocaust.

The desire of deconstructing the multiple temporalities of the film, and translating it
with personal, poetic and political lenses which engendered into “Two shadows One Sun”. This film became a parallax towards different presentations and representations of events and evidences through the process of reinscription with critical and imaginative way.

  • Imran Channa
  • Imran Channa
  • Imran Channa
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Imran Channa