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In her film IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN, Larissa Sansour explores the role of myths as a replacement of history, facts and national identity. The film – a mix of archaeology, science fiction and politics – revolves around a resistance group who stocks up on large underground supplies of refined porcelain. The members’ aim is to influence history and support future claims on their disappearing country. Once unearthed, the porcelain dishes will prove the existence of a falsified people. This archaeological warfare is a desperate attempt of the resistance leader to safeguard the future of her people. It is a historical intervention, with which a nation is in effect created.
This film is a collaboration with Søren Lind (Denmark), and is part of Sansour’s sci-fi trilogy. It deals with various aspects of Palestinian identity, set against the backdrop of an apocalyptical Middle East.
Larissa Sansour (East-Jerusalem, 1973) studied Fine Art in Copenhagen, London and New York. Her work has been shown in Europe, South Korea, Australia, China and the United Arab Emirates. IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN received the GIFF Award at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico in 2016. Sansour lives and works in London.