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Chasing the Sun: El Shatt

  • Title: Chasing the Sun: El Shatt
  • Year of production: 2023
  • Duration: 19`
  • Director: Ana Bilankov
  • Screenwriter: Ana Bilankov
  • Camera: Boris Poljak
  • Sound: Yiannis Loukos
  • Editing: Denis Golenja
  • Music: Halim El-Dabh
  • Producer: Vedran Šuvar
  • Production: Filmska Udruga Šuma

The film touches on some historical facts about the largest refugee camp El Shatt in the Sinai desert in Egypt during WWII, based on materials from Croatian and international archives and intertwined with the visuals of this desert non-place now. An attempt to reconstruct a fragmented memory of unknown history about migration in the Mediterranean as a transtemporal filmic journey.

Ana Bilankov (Berlin/Zagreb) is a visual artist and filmmaker working in the media of experimental film, photography and video installation. She studied Art History and German Language and Literature at the Universities of Zagreb and Mainz and completed postgraduate studies „Art in Context“ at th...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2023. - Internationale Short Film Festival Oberhausen (international competition) (Oberhausen, DE)