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Basma Alsharif / Feature Experimental or Essay / Palestine, France, Qatar / 2017 / 77 min / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: War, Creative Documentary


Diego Marcon is a man with a broken heart who journeys into the heart of the human condition on a single day that stretches from Native American territory, to the ancient city of Matera, to a castle in Brittany, and the ruins of the Gaza Strip. Ouroboros is an homage to Gaza and to hoping beyond hopelessness.


Basma Alsharif
Basma Alsharif
Mohanad Yaqubi, Emilie Dudognon, Eyal Sivan

About the Director

Basma Alsharif is an artist and filmmaker of Palestinian origin who developed her practice nomadically. Her films and installations centre on the human condition beyond nationalism. Her major exhibitions include Les rencontres de la photographie d’Arles; Les Modules at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum, New York; The Jerusalem Show Al Ma’amal Foundation in Palestine; Videobrasil; and Manifesta 8. She has won a Jury Prize at the Sharjah Biennial, the Fundacion Marcelino Botin Award and the LOOP Fair Prize.

Production Company Profile

Idioms Film was established in Ramallah in 2004 with the purpose of developing the cinematic capacity of independent film production in Palestine, by improving accessibility to production facilities, international film markets, and financing. Our recent feature documentaries titles include 'As I Want' by Samaher Al Qadi, 'Ibrahim, A Fate to Define' by Lina Al-Abed, 'Ouroboros' by Basma Al-Sharif, 'Ambulance' by Mohammed Jabaly, 'Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory' by Mohanad Yaqubi, 'Suspended Time' by several directors, and 'Infiltrators' by Khaled Jarrar.

Awards and Festival History


Locarno FF 2017, Signs of Life (WP)
Toronto Palestine FF 2017
BFI London FF 2017


  • Main Contact

    Mohanad Yaqubi

    Idioms Film

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