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Paradiso, XXXI, 108

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Kamal Aljafari / Short Experimental or Essay / Palestine, Germany / 2022 / 18 min / Colour / In Hebrew / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


“Nothing can be heard anymore; the roar of our plane absorbs every other sound. We are heading straight to the world’s biggest display of soundproof fireworks, and soon we will drop our bombs”. Using archival footage interweaved with an almost haunting soundscape, Kamal Aljafari perfectly encapsulates the folly of war in this disarmingly captivating short documentary.

About the Director

Kamal Aljafari is a Palestinian filmmaker. He attended the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and now lives in Berlin, Germany. He has taught filmmaking at The New School in New York and the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was also a Film Study Center Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. In 2021, Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival in Brazil devoted its Focus Section to his work. Aljafari’s 'Paradiso, XXXI, 108' premiered at Corti d'Autore, at the Locarno Film Festival 2022.


Kamal Aljafari
Kamal Aljafari
Yannig Willmann
Production Company
Kamal Aljafari Productions
Attila Faravelli, Rob Walker 
Kamal Aljafari Productions

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