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.
The Wandering Tower is the title of a surrealist short story by Sergej Prokofiev from the times of vivid migration movements on the edge of the world wars.
The Festival was quoting the title as a metaphorical frame for Mahalla 2020/2021. The tower of Babel is connected as a motive to the search for the origin of language and the access to the divine.