I Am No Bird
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Andrew Cagle’s short documentary I Am No Bird, which was screened during the Mahalla Festival in Malta, is online! You can now watch it online.
This is a beautifully crafted film about Samer Saem Eldahr‘s moving story. Samer is a talented electronic musician from Aleppo, pioneering a genre of electronic dance music he calls “electro-tarab”, who immigrated to Minnesota after having spent some years in Beirut.
“What began as humble mission to document an unknown, but significant, contribution to the electronic music world morphed into a story about family, friendship, and persevering to create in the midst of a changing environment” said the Brooklyn based filmmaker.
Murmuration refers to the phenomenon that results when hundreds, sometimes thousands, of birds fly in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns through the sky.
Murmuration looks also back on the migration movements of the 20th century in the interplay of international relations.