Ich wäre nicht gekommen (I would not have come)
2016 - ongoing
The film series Ich wäre nicht gekommen (I would not have come) is based on my experience of working as a translator at an NGO. The women there tell their story and I translate that. My role is solely to translate that back and forth between patient and therapist. My own consternation remains largely outside the frame. These stories are used by me as a basis for staging myself using the languages Arabic, Russian, German. They are emotional images of the women in me. N.A.
Natalia Ali, born in Damascus in 1986, has been living and working in Berlin since 2011. From 2005 to 2009 she studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, and from 2012 to 2016 at University of Arts Berlin.