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iPhone Memory (Thakirat Al iPhone)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative / Qatar
In Arabic, French / English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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This docu-fiction uses the device of a stolen iPhone to depict the struggles of several Parisians, both born-and-bred and immigrants, whose layered gazes generate a map of the multi-faceted French capital. we discovers images of the owner and his pregnant wife preparing to welcome their child into their world. In a teenage gypsy girl’s hands, the iPhone captures snaps of her bohemian family’s lifestyle in Paris – but then the phone is stolen again. Now it is in the possession of a teenage Syrian refugee, who plunges us into his universe as he documents his wanderings around the arrondissements with spontaneous images of himself and those he meets along the way. These photos and short videos unveil the mysterious lives of the people of Paris, as well as the refugees who have settled in Paris to find a better life.