Alternate Realities: Arab Futurism—In Vitro Online
Available worldwide from November 27—December 11
Commissioned by the Danish Arts Foundation for the 58th Venice Biennale, In Vitro is a 2-channel Arabic-language sci-fi film filmed in black and white. It is set in the aftermath of an eco-disaster. An abandoned nuclear reactor under the biblical town of Bethlehem has been converted into an enormous orchard. Using heirloom seeds collected in the final days before the apocalypse, a group of scientists prepare to replant the soil above. (Dir.: Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, United Kingdom/Denmark, 2019, 28 min., b&w, Arabic with English subtitles)
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