Fairuz

Film, documentary
Get to know Fairuz better

 

Oumon (2016)

“Dear grandmother, you’ll be surprised hearing my voice in your language…” These are the words originating from a pre-recorded spoken letter which was never sent to its receiver. Instead, it was played aloud in realtime by the Brussels-based film maker Fairuz for her grandmother in Mahdia, Tunesia. Accompanied by the camera, the sentences gradually change in a voice-over that, by listening and watching attentively, slowly transforms into a hauntingly beautiful dialogue bridging languages, cultures and generations.