At a time when this corner of the world is at its most deadly in decades, Arroz Estúdios is screening two films, from 1985 and 1995, that can give the current conflict some context from the Palestinian side.
From the organizers:
“Join us at Arroz Estudios for a screening of two Gazan films, courtesy of the Palestine Film Institute ( @palfilminstitute )
Doors at 19h00
Suggested two euro donation
All donations go to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
Gaza Ghetto: Portrait of a Palestinian Family
1985, 82 mins – 19h30
In the first documentary feature film made in Gaza, Gaza Ghetto highlights the historical precedents of war, dispossession and military control that influence a family’s daily life in Jabalia Palestinian refugee camp. Intimate scenes –a child is born, a grandmother dies — are inter-cut with visits to the architects of the Israeli military occupation. Ariel Sharon, Benyamin Beneliezar and soldiers on patrol candidly discuss their responsibilities.
Tale of the Three Jewels 1995, 100 mins – 21h00
A Palestinian boy becomes entranced with a beautiful Gypsy girl and a fairy tale world she weaves amidst conflict in Gaza. The children explore nature, mysticism and what their future holds, while learning to live with the surrounding brutality c. 1990. Yusef’s family scrapes by in a seaside camp while his father’s in prison and his heavily-armed brother’s on the run, parrying with Israeli troops. Salah, Yusef’s schoolmate from a well-off Arab family strives faithfully to assist them, while Yusef helps an elderly, blind neighbor escape from his lonely abandonment into the North American dreamworld he’s waited so long for.”
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