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A Fidai Film (الفلم عمل فدائي)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Experimental or Essay / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / 2022
In Arabic
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In the summer of 1982, the Israeli army occupied Beirut; soon after raided the Palestinian Research Center, tearing it up and carting away its library, containing 25,000 volumes on Palestine. One of the world’s largest collections on Palestinian history, this library was housed in the center’s eight-floor building in Beirut. The material was loaded onto trucks and driven to Israel. This wasn’t the first time such looting had taken place. Since 1948 and with each new land occupied, archives, images, films, documents were looted. This film is a sabotage film which creates a counter-image in response to the looting of memories