The Greatest Wait

Institute History


In a story of impossible and eternal return, The Greatest Wait, traces the intergenerational migration route of a Palestinian refugee through virtual reality. Geographies and histories collapse as Zei floats in an endless street-view map of Haifa, Beirut, and Montreal, experiencing interconnected events between the 1940s, 1990s, and 2020s. In a physical-spatial-aesthetic shift, the film breaks away from street view as Zei's search changes from narrative to nonnarrative. In attempting to make sense of her story, she realizes she is not looking for a location, but rather an understanding of her place in the world.


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