Displaced in Heaven
Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
The repetition of history and the passing on of collective and individual traumas from generation to generation is what defines the Palestinian identity. In a journey across the Balkan route, director Khaled Jarrar follows an elderly Palestinian woman from Damascus to Europe in what marks her second displacement. Walking side by side with Nadeera and her family towards a utopian freedom, Jarrar asks himself about the meaning of home, belonging, and identity, while the memories of his childhood come back to life after many years of silence.
- Khaled Jarrar
- Khaled Jarrar, Iris Pakulla
- Khaled Jarrar, Thomas Kaske
About the Director
Born in the occupied West Bank in 1976, Khaled Jarrar currently lives and works in Tucson, where he researches the potential fallout of the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. He is also working on a film and multimedia series that documents his month-long journey with a group of migrants who travelled to Europe last year in order to draw attention to the plight of Syrian refugees.
Production Company Profile
Kaske Film produces creative essay and documentary films that express aesthetic, innovative, and experimental ways of storytelling. The company’s various projects combine personal and critical approaches to historical, social, and political topics. As a cultural film production house, Kaske Film seeks German and international funding opportunities, and to establish international co-productions and creative partnerships, in order to realize and finance projects, and maintain the integrity of the author's vision.