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Kamal Aljafari / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Qatar / 2019 / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Family, Exile


A man arrives in his native Jaffa after the sudden death of his uncle, who was kept in a mental hospital for over 25 years. Like a lurking shadow, the man would only occasionally visit his family back home – but this trip quickly leads him into an oscillation between the present crisis and memories from the last 70 years.


Kamal Aljafari
Kamal Aljafari
Kamal Aljafari

About the Director

Kamal Aljafari is a film director. His filmography includes ‘Recollection’ (2015), ‘Port of Memory’ (2009) and ‘The Roof’ (2006). Aljafari’s films have been screened in numerous film festivals including Locarno, Torino, Toronto, Rotterdam, FIDMarseille as well as museums including Tate Modern and MoMA in NYC. He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009/2010 was the Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center.

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