Gaza Book of Longing

The landscape of a botanical conservatory drives the memory of dispossession as a woman yearns for the climate of her homeland. Her search and discovery of a solitary olive tree in the metropolis reveals a longing that cannot be bounded by artificial constructions. The tree and the woman struggle within the space of captivity to reconcile the reciprocal relationship between support and display as they find themselves lost in a land of others, far away from home. 2003, USA, 2 mins. directed by Jessica Allee, Shane Flores, Wago Kreider

May 14, 2009