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Eyewitnesses in Foreign Countries

Morocco / Austria (MIFF 1994)

Director: Gustav Deutsch, Mustafa Tabbou

Filmmaker Deutsch adapted his camera so it could only make three-second shots. He then travelled to Morocco and filmed three hundred of these three-second shots. Co-director Mustafa Tabbou did the same in Austria. The result is an unusual compilation of snapshot images providing a mutual perception of the one and the other's native place.

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