Qacentina – Video

Vidéo, 12mm – 2008

In 2008 the exhibition L’envers de soi (The others side of the self) at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, includes some of the most significant work from the photographic career of Sophie Elbaz.
To conclude her quest for her origins, she also presented her first video-film, which she made in late 2007 in Constantine, Algeria, and which traces in a poetical form the memory of her grandfather, Jonathan Elbaz. The film is also an account of her search for the Sephardic roots on her father’s side of the family in a country where a certain memory has become silent.


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