(33 minutes, 2023, HD video)

This is the second part of a project that uses archive photographs to explore the history of bombing. A filmmaker puzzles over aerial photographs from early 20th century Iraq and Egypt, and finds herself increasingly unsettled by images that want to share their violent secrets. Moving between the distant past and the recent past, this documentary is a ghost story that explores horror — both real and imagined.

With support from the Artist in Residence programme at the Centre for Law and the Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London.