All I see is you
(2019, 58 min, single-channel)
All I see is you (58, 4K, 4×3) is a diagnostic look into modern Kurdistan, following a teenage girl uncovering an interest in filmmaking, a lonesome widow singing the songs of her life, and a group of philosophy students preparing a BBQ. The chapters revolve around taking the portrait of the protagonist as acts of intervention in their everyday life. In doing so, the before and after of the portrait allow a glimpse into the effects and meaning of creating an image for the portrayed. Drafting these cinematic scenes becomes a tool of analysis in the lead-up to the initial shoot, attributing specific settings to each of the protagonists. What is hidden in the multitude of these decisions (in order to hit the record button) is cinema’s impact on the people it wishes to narrate.