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Eating Grass

Synopsis

Eating Grass is a poetic and compelling 16mm film shot in London, Karachi and Lahore which encompasses five stories relating to the times of day for Muslim prayer. The work explores overlaps between time, memory and location. Connecting different places and people through images and sounds, Eating Grass contains documentary footage accompanied by a voiceover in both Urdu and English. The textures of individual voices continually slip from one language to another, creating and repeating rhythms. Meaning is not only conveyed by what is said but also by building tonal rhythmical cadences, similar musical structures to those found in jazz or Indian classical music.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
23 mins
Format
16mm, Beta SP, DigiBeta, Kodak
Director
Alia Syed
Producer
Tanya Syed, Maheen Zia
Editor
Alia Syed
Screenwriter
Alia Syed
Director of Photography
Noski Deville
Sound
Maheen Zia

Production Company

Alia Syed
20 Brocklehurst Street
London
+44 (0)20 7639 1269
aliabadal@yahoo.co.uk

Sales
Company

Lux
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18-26 Shacklewell Lane
London
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UK

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