الفيلم عمل فدائي

Investigating the looting of Palestinian films which took place in Beirut in 1982, the film uses this event as a premise to make visible materials hidden in Israeli archives, and proposes a counter-narrative of a continuous history of occupation and appropriation.


Medienboard - Experimentalfilm
Doha Film Institute
Initial Grant Akademie der Künste Berlin

A. M. Qattan Foundation
35a Bienal de São Paulo


GENRE                       Fiction

K. arrives in his native Jaffa after the disappearance of M. Like a lurking shadow, M. would only occasionally visit his family home— mostly over weekends—and would sometimes disappear for long periods of time. The visits he pays to hospitals and ministries in search for him prove futile, albeit for the fact that they drive him into a sort of labyrinth inside the Tel Aviv of today. But this is just one illustration of the extent to which the lines between the real and the fictitious are totally blurred. When K. finds a trace of M. in the background of an Israeli fiction film as he accidentally roams the street behind the shooting locale, the haziness between fiction and reality is accentuated further.

Filmförderung der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)
Doha Film Institute
Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)

Kamal Aljafari
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