Ma mère, david et moi

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Author: Taysir Batniji
Producer: Lowave 
Partner: CNAP – Centre national des arts plastiques
Available versions: Arabic, English, French
Duration: 15'
Format: DV, 4:3, colour
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2012


The narrative thread in Taysir Batniji’s video is a telephone conversation between the artist located in France and his mother located in Gaza. Starting from this intimate, fluctuant, fragmented, difficult and sometimes indistinct exchange, the artist questions the resonance of words like displacement, in-between and exile. Through a triple point of view, Ma mère, David et moi explores how to look at one’s home from elsewhere and how to establish connexions by combining narration, souvenirs, impressions, the personal story and information documents. 


  • 07-11/11/13 – Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France
  • 11/04-18/05/13 – Resilience and Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art, Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent, UK
  • 25/10/12 – House Arrests: Tales of the Hidden Inside, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenie
  • 12 & 14/06/12 – Côté-Court, Expérimental-essay-video art competition, Pantin, France
  • 22/03-02/04/12 – Cinéma du Réel, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Lowave productions

Lowave has been producing art films since 2007. Our catalogue presents short and feature-length films by international artists who develop new hybrid cinematographic languages. Inspired by documentary and experimental traditions, as well as performance or animation films, these works respond to social and political realities of the 21st century.