Her + Him Van LEO (2001)
Experimental Video; 32 min.
Arabic with English Subtitles
Akram Zaatari was born in 1966 in Beirut where he still lives. His artistic and curatorial products include film, video, photographic, and written works. Akram Zaatari is a founding member of the Arab Image Foundation.
Her + Him Van Leo is a portrait and a conversation with the Armenian/Egyptian photographer Van Leo. It is an autobiographical account of his life, his witness of a changing Egypt, and his practice in and views on the transformation of the photographic medium. Photographs of the filmmaker’s grandmother posing nude for the photographer are juxtaposed with the photographer’s conversation, leading to the exhibition of two lives: one revealed, the other obscured.