Eating Grass

Talent Showcase 2002
  • Scheme: LAFVA
  • People: Alia Syed
  • Duration: 30'

Eating Grass Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2002
  • Year of release: 2002
  • Shooting format: 16mm
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award, Random Acts, New Approaches


  • Artist: Alia Syed

An experimental film revolving around 5 separate stories that relate to the 5 times of day allocated to Muslim prayer. An iconic film, a surreal response to war, migration and life in modern day Pakistan.

Distribution: Distributed by LUX:

Voice Over: Maryam Rehman
Kathak Dancer: Priya Pawar

Cinematography: Noski Deville, Farjad Nabi, Alia Syed
Camera Assistance: Emily Richardson, Sam Adam, Pete Baldwin, Emma Bailey, Claudine Guida, Shalalac Jamil, Shahid Karim, Chloe Stewart, Stan
Site Production: Alia Syed, Tanya Syed, Maheen Zia
Translation: Syed Ali Ahmed, Masood Nabi, Maryam Rehman, Faroog Saleem
Costume Designer: Marie Thais
Calligraphy: Alia Saleem, Sama Fabian

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Artist's Website

Jarman Award 2015 interview:

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