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As Time Passes

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Jamil McGinnis / Short Documentary / United States of America / 2022 / 15 min / Colour and B&W / In English, Farsi, Turkish / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


'As Time Passes' is a poetic series of captivating vignettes tracing the filmmaker's family roots from east to west and their experience as a diaspora. Through journal entries, a mother's words, neighbourhood stories, and existential inquiries, one still searches for meaning beyond the walls of their mind. Tinged with sadness and longing for a sense of self, the film reminds us; "In the depths of darkness, seeds are planted. We begin to yearn for light—only to find that we, ourselves, are the light".

About the Director

Jamil McGinnis spent his childhood in various parts of Germany, in thirteen different homes speaking three different languages. His work has been screened at Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand, BFI, and the Museum of Modern Art. He writes and directs along with Pat Heywood under the moniker Seneca Village Pictures, a home the two co-founded to continue exploring the space between life and cinema. They are currently in development on their first feature film titled 'In Search of Time'. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Jamil McGinnis
Jamil McGinnis
Jamil McGinnis
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