Green Revolutions: Omar Amiralay
The people of a rural Syrian village are misled by their government into thinking that chicken farming will make them rich. Under the guise of documenting the chicken farms, filmmaker Amiralay presents a scathing critique of his government in The Chickens. With an introduction by Wael Kadlo.
Landscape is a charged notion in the Middle East.* On the one hand, representations of landscape engage with a heady mix of national and natural borders, tussles over resources and territory, and (colonial) history. On the other hand, it is a rich source of identity, tradition and imagination.