Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

Paradiso, XXXI, 108

Ajyal Competition

Kamal Aljafari / Short Experimental or Essay / Palestine, Germany / 2022 / 18 min / Colour
In Hebrew / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: War, Experimental


“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 Directors

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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