Omar Fast (Germany 2012, 41:00 mins)
A young soldier returns from a tour of Afghanistan. Omar Fast's much lauded film tells the story of a family trying to reconstruct the homecoming of their lost son by hiring male prostitutes. BIO: Omer Fast is a contemporary video artist who lives and works in Berlin. Born and raised in Israel, he spent much of his teenage years in Jericho, New York. He received his BFA from a dual-degree program at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1995, majoring in English and painting, and an MFA from Hunter College in 2000. Fast has had solo exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2012), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010), Berkeley Art Museum (2009), Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (2007), Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (2005), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2004), and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2003). His work has also been featured in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012) and numerous biennials and group exhibitions.