Mustapha / Vincenzo | 2009
One of 8 videos: Zina Rocco Tales.
Made within Zina Platform in the frame of the theatre production ‘Rocco and his brothers’, by Toneelgroep Amsterdam (originally a film by L. Visconti).
Screened in Osnabruck European Media Art Festival, Germany, the Stadsschouwburg and in the Film museum, Amsterdam.
Mustapha is a 10 year old child of Moroccan parents born in The Netherlands.
In this 2 minute, one shot video, he appears mentally and physically occupied with constructing a world for him self- a place to dwell in between the two different cultures he belongs to and struggles to accommodate within himself.
While narrating a story from his favorite book: Stories from the life of the Prophet Mohammed, a main character of the story takes a physical overwhelming presence in the world he is constructing for the camera, bringing in a magical element to a complex reality.
- 2 minutes | 1 shot
- Shown at the European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
- And at Dumbo video Festival, New York 2011