Short Film: INSIDE OUT TERRAIN, 4min., USA, Experimental

Ec87eb416c posterA global collaboration between artists in quarantine. The poem written by London based poet, musician, and actor Shay Khan and the performance art by Najah Rizvi of Amman, Jordan were a reflection from each artist and their respective places within South Asian diaspora. The composition by Turkish musician and composer Duygu Demir was written with the idea that though many are familiar with the idea of inequality, no one acts against it. The archival research and edit was conducted by South Asian-American filmmaker and artist Samia Zaidi based in Los Angeles. The piece is predominantly constructed from newsreels filmed by the British military during their occupation in South Asia as well as capitalist propaganda pieces, all of which were available in the public domain.

Poem written and recited by Shay Khan
Cello Comp and Performance by Duygu Demir
Performance Art by Najah Rizvi
Archival Research and Edit by Samia Zaidi

Detailed article available here:

  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    History, Queer Filmmakers, POC Filmmakers, Female Filmmakers, Poetry Film, Visual Poem, Archival Footage
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:

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Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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