Screening: Screening of The Way Back Home and Palestine, Summer 2006

Thu, July 12, 2007 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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$10 suggested donation but no one will be turned away

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The Way Back Home / Al tarek ela albayt Directed by: Ghada TerawiPalestine / 33 mins / DVD / Arabic with English Subtitles

How does a Palestinian in the Diaspora remember his homeland? In TheWay Back Home, we meet several artists who paint or make theatre about their intimate feelings and memories of Palestine. They are refugees who left their country a long time ago and try to recollect even the smallest details of what it was like, including rituals, songs, dances, smells and colors. These people are also faced with difficult questions: should they go back? Should they join the political struggle? Can they ever be happy living somewhere else? "The Way Back Home addresses" these issues, in part through interviews with Palestinians who have recently returned to the landof their parents.

Ghada Terawi was born in Beirut in 1972 to a couple of Palestinian militants. She grew up between Beirut, Tunis & Cairo and graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1995, with a BA in International Relations. She currently lives in Palestine. She started working in the field of documentary filmmaking in 1998 and produced her first film Staying Alive in 2001. "What's Next" in 2003, was her second documentary

Followed by:

Palestine, Summer 2006 /35 mins /DVD/ Arabic with english Subtitles

Palestine, Summer 2006, a project initiated by the Palestinian Film Collective, is an entertaining compilation of short works by thirteen different film and video artists. Drama, animation, comedy, and cinema verité segments of three minutes or less create singular evocations of Palestine.

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Sound of the Street by Annmarie Jacir

Football on Thursday Morning by Liana Bader

Traffic by Mohanad Yaqubi

Cancelled by May Odeh

A world apart within 15 minutes by Enas Muthaffer

To the Arabs of Haifa a special message& by Razi Najar

Not Just Any Sea by Nahed Awwad

Last updated: 2007-11-26 12:14:59

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