David G. Tretiakoff

  • The work of French filmmaker David Gheron Tretiakoff often revolves around the socio-political movements of the Middle East. Seeking to avoid a journalistic didacticism, he instead looks to reveal the psycho-social impact of national oppression, international terrorism and the reverberations of history. His work intentionally leaves the viewer feeling uneasy as he exposes the inherent contradictions of habituation and resistance that inhabit such situations. One of his seminal works, A God Passing (2007) documents the statue of Ramses travelling from Cairo to a new museum on the Giza Plateau shortly before the Arab Spring. As crowds of people flood the street and the scene descends into chaos, we retrospectively realize that we are baring witness to one of the first moments of the people taking stock of their own power, as the authorities stand by helpless and we’re left wondering, did Ramses catalyze the Arab Spring?

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The work of French filmmaker David Gheron Tretiakoff often revolves around the socio-political movements of the Middle East. Seeking to avoid a journalistic didacticism, he instead looks to reveal the psycho-social impact of national oppression, international terrorism and the reverberations of history. His work intentionally leaves the viewer feeling uneasy as he exposes the inherent contradictions of habituation and resistance that inhabit such situations.

One of his seminal works, A God Passing (2007) documents the statue of Ramses travelling from Cairo to a new museum on the Giza Plateau shortly before the Arab Spring. As crowds of people flood the street and the scene descends into chaos, we retrospectively realize that we are baring witness to one of the first moments of the people taking stock of their own power, as the authorities stand by helpless and we’re left wondering, did Ramses catalyze the Arab Spring?