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Qumra Projects

Kamal Aljafari / Feature Experimental or Essay / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / 2022
In Arabic
Interests: Essay Documentary
Rated: This film has not been rated.


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Synopsis

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

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.

Credits

Director
Kamal Aljafari
Screenwriter
Kamal Aljafari
Producer
Kamal Aljafari
Production Company
Kamal Aljafari Productions

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