The International Film Festival Rotterdam will feature Alia Farid’s film At the Time of the Ebb in two screening events. Catch the film as part of the Waiting Room looped screenings at de Doelen, daily 23 January – 1 February, from 10 am to 7 pm, free of charge. The film will also be featured in the ‘Wait and See’ program, screening at Kino on 31 January, bookings online here.

Alia Farid presents a solo exhibition as part of Witte de With’s 2020 Winter season. Her mesmerizing films explore contemporary urban life against the backdrop of colonial histories and contemporary life. ‘At the Time of the Ebb’ was shot on the island of Qeshm, Iran, and stages a melancholic meandering through the local rituals of Nowruz Sayadeen (Fisherman’s New Year). The costumes and rites of the surviving festival tradition show an island living attuned to ancient seasonal cycles amid the fast-paced worlds of the Arabian Gulf.