MENZIONE SPECIALE Concorso A-Place / A Confined Urban Vision

A Mask for Everyone

Anna Faroqhi, Haim PeretzGermany - 14 min

Shortly after the worldwide outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, refugees from Somalia and Syria as well as German long-time residents of a small town near Berlin sewed more than 3,000 masks. ​They sewed for all the inhabitants of the village.
During their work they were teachers, pupils and friends to each other.

Amongst the recipients of masks were a group of children of nurses, doctors, supermarket cashiers and other professions of "systematic relevance". They were the only ones who visited the local school during that time.

Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz are artists and authors of experimental and documentary films. They have been working together since 2003, both as a team and in individual projects.
Faroqhi is also an author of graphic novels.

As a team, they create films, design exhibitions, and are interested in participatory forms of creation.
Frequent recurring themes are life in big cities, migration, and lifelong learning.

Faroqhi and Peretz teach video at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin.