Scenes of Extraction

صحنه‌های استخراج

“Scenes of Extraction” focuses on the parallel production of geological and ethnographic surveys, both through amateur geological footage and official film surveys produced by BP. Situated at the nexus between science and technology studies and media archaeology, the film creates an archival constellation with previously unseen images and film footage taken during these seismographic tests.

Director: Sanaz Sohrabi | 2023 | 43 Min.
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Country: Canada/Iran
Munich Premiere

Screenings and tickets

Saturday 1 June 2024, 21:00

Thursday 30 May 2024, 17:00

This film is screened with: One Image, Two Acts


Selected Festivals:

  • Berlinale Forum Expanded

  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

  • BlackStar Film Festival

  • Open City Documentary Film Festival

  • Archivio Aperto Film Festival


Sanaz Sohrabi is a researcher of visual culture and artist-filmmaker. Sohrabi works with essay film and installation as her means of research to explore the shifting and migratory paths between still and moving images, situating a singular image in a continuum of historical relations and archival temporalities. Sohrabi’s work engages with the politics of recovery in photographic archives and the role of photography and film as technologies of public-making and subject positioning.