I'm not exaggerating, Ahmed Khawaja is one of my favorite filmmakers. He's the man behind KWAK, one of the best movies of last year that you never heard about because life isn't fair. But really, he's making important work and you should know about him. You might not be able to keep up with all his films - he seemingly releases a video a week - but find your way into his world gradually and I bet you'll find yourself a kindred experience. Below is his new video about fathers. It's that web video sweet spot where you can't tell if he's playing a character, and it doesn't matter if he is. Ahmed's Facebook status intro:
here it is!!! this is ABOUT FATHERS (REDUX) . . . to anyone who saw the first (I know of only three), and if you liked it, well, I'm sorry, cuz I erased it from everything . . . a friend of mine told me it came across as too emotional, i.e. not funny. So, I trashed it, and I made a new one. It's great. Way way better. If you thought the first one sucked, this one you will like. I Speak The Truth.