Kismet

Copyright artist(s) and courtesy ARGOS

Artist(s)

Year

2003

Duration

00:11:14

Original format

miniDV

Color

b&w

Color system

PAL

Availability

Collection

In Kismet – this word means ‘destiny’ in Turkish – Jashari comments on the notion of ‘woman’ by setting suggestive, pin-up-like images against women dressed in strict Islamic clothing. In crudely edited and contrasting B/W images Jashari tells a story in which women wage war and the defiant ‘Western’ woman is stoned by an Islamic fundamentalist group of women, after which they throw off their own dresses on the spot.