They Call Us the Enemy (2015)

Duration 7 min. | Single-screen video-installation and short film

Shining boots and buttons, epaulettes and stripes on shoulders and sleeves, medals pinned to the chest, a confident look in the eyes and belief in their own supremacy. The theatrical pomp and circumstance, ceremonial traditions, spotless uniforms and accompanying attributes, which the military uses to present itself, contrast sharply with the devastation and chaos it causes.

Best experimental film Tehran International Short Film Festival
Distribution: Eye Film Institute Netherlands

Exhibitions; ‘Gimme Shelter’, Fort Asperen – Fabrika, Moscow

Festival (selection): Hamburg International Short Film Festival – Go Short, Nijmegen – Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht – Invideo, Milano – l’Alternativa, Barcelona – IndieCork – Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival, Barcelona – Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg – Wellington Underground Film Festival – Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival – Tabor International Short Film Festival – Shnit International Short film festival – Videomedeja, Novi Sad – International Kansk Video Festival – Tehran International Short Film Festival – Istanbul International Short Film Festival – Braunschweig International Film Festival – Concorto, Pontenure – Independent Political/Activism Short film festival – Other screenings: Eye Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam – University of Warwick Critical Security Studies and Theories of International Relations.

Editing: Pim Zwier
Piano tones and sounds: Nicolas Chientaroli
Sound editing: Nicolas Chientaroli and Pim Zwier
Recording: Niels Brouwer

Commissioned and supported by ‘Gimme Shelter’

They Call Us the Enemy at ‘Gimme Shelter’, Fort Asperen 2015