Engagements with the work of Kamal Aljafari


Quien-arrojo-la-piedra?

Melisa Liebenthal y Sofía Mele (2020, 4’)

Un ensayo audiovisual sobre An Unusual Summer de Kamal Aljafari (Palestina, Alemania, 2020)
An Unusual Summer de Kamal Aljafari es una película hecha exclusivamente a partir de los registros de una cámara de seguridad ubicada en el barrio árabe de Ramla (también conocido como “el Ghetto”), Israel, durante el verano de 2006. Una cámara de vigilancia está dotada de inteligencia artificial y sirve tanto para prevenir delitos como para identificar culpables. La imagen de una persona queda registrada y si la reconocen la atrapan. ¿Pero cómo la reconocen? ¿Por la cara? ¿Por la forma de caminar? ¿Por la ropa? ¿Por el pelo? Toda la responsabilidad recae sobre la imagen, ¿pero se puede confiar en ella?

https://festifreak.com/16ff/quien-arrojo-la-piedra/?fbclid=IwAR0QcAVwolgQPi9Gkw-yNCHBrKkmPm6rLAyJp90EuY0GkhmWD7raiMvVDWY






The extract of the week n ° 19:Port of Memory (Kamal Aljafari / 2010)

The excerpt of the week is a series presented by Zoom Out (zoom-out.ca). She invites film friends to produce a short text that evokes a favorite moment in their personal film history.

Text: Nour Ouayda
Editing: Olivier Godin
Voice: Rose-Maïté Erkoreka
Duration: 2'29 ''
License: Creative Commons (CC) BY-NC-ND

https://zoom-out.ca/view/lextrait-de-la-semaine-n-19?fbclid=IwAR3k1TlO5VkDkh1HBv0EJLxxQ-QyCBkXQqhrmmCpDKhM3g2FGlBRzFohu0w



The Silent Chorus of Limestone: Non-human Witnesses to Intimacy, Creation, and Destruction in Settler Colonialism


Interdisciplinary artist Lamia Abukhadra delivers a meditation on settler colonial violence that cuts between multiple perspectives—giving voice to limestone “witness stones” as a temporary archive, material witness, and intimate participant in the creation and destruction of Palestinian life.
Lamia Abukhadra April 10, 2020

https://www.mnartists.org/article/silent-chorus-limestone-non-human-witnesses-intimacy-creation-and-destruction-settler?fbclid=IwAR35bCHtjTgvCtJKdV5RvTzk5P_a2wAkTLjSfsyPiohihOibt-r7aTZ3km8



Recollective Resistance 


Published on Jan 17, 2020 

A collection of essays curated by Faye Harvey in response to a trio of films made by Kamal Aljafari about the city of Jaffa, Palestine: The Roof (2006), Port of Memory (2009), and Recollection (2015). In advance of his later two films being presented at the London Short Film Festival 2020, six activists, writers and filmmakers contributed essays and reflections on systematic erasure, colonial violence, and the interactions between memory and resistance in historical and present day Palestine.
London Short Film Festival

https://issuu.com/londonshortfilmfestival/docs/recollective_resistance_zine_-_digital_version__1_