The Ghosts We Left at Home


‘The Ghosts We Left at Home’ is a raw and intimate portrayal of a man, and a city, doomed and in exile, and sinking to hit rock bottom. It plays in the margin of reality, where forces of the masculine and the feminine alternate, merge, attract and repel.


21min | Jordan | 2020


Directors: Faris Alrjoob

Faris Alrjoob is an inter-disciplinary artist working within the fields of film, video art, and performance. Based in Cologne, where he is currently a post graduate at the Academy of Media Arts, he aims to employ the cinematic language to experiment with aesthetic form and texture, and to explore the politics of identity in a confessional act of benign resistance and self expression - one that is cinematically translated into character studies exploring the tension between social dystopia and sensory utopia.

  Faris Alrjoob | Producers: Faris Alrjoob | Editing: Faris Alrjoob | D.O.P: Laura Hansen | Sound: Janis Ahnert | Language: Arabic | subtitles: English