FILM REVIEWS



I Thought I Was Seeing Palestinians: On Kamal Aljafari

BY KALEEM HAWA IN CS85, FEATURES, FROM THE MAGAZINE


https://cinema-scope.com/features/i-thought-i-was-seeing-palestinians-on-kamal-aljafari/

‘The unsteady relation between viewer and subject‘



The unsteady relation between viewer and subject in favour of the trust between viewer and narrator speaks to the short-sightedness of state surveillance measures, our reliance on which is increasing day by day mid-pandemic.
Filmexplorer
April 26, 2020

Podcast

https://www.filmexplorer.ch/detail/unusual-summer/

An Unusual Summer (2020), de Kamal Aljafari

“Oda a Papá”
Caligari

https://caligari.com.ar/2020/10/21/an-unusual-summer-2020-de-kamal-aljafari/

Unusual Summer di Kamal Aljafari: a Visions du Réel la finestra sul cortile della Palestina

Massimo Causo Aprile 27, 2020

https://duels.it/live/unusual-summer-di-kamal-aljafari-a-visions-du-reel-la-finestra-sul-cortile-della-palestina/?fbclid=IwAR1GzCqEFnpDm0lPTrKKjQWy3oQgcX-tpojm9HsY_CRo5wP_MWfBmHfjC7U


Reviews on RECOLLECTION 


Invisible terrains: Jaffa’s obscured history

architectural-review
14 OCTOBER 2020 BY NADI ABUSAADA CITY PORTRAITS


https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/city-portraits/invisible-terrains-jaffas-obscured-history?fbclid=IwAR2K2ytAGjvj3JUEWnEcfUokHRNJkbsWOEwBLHpDEa9zAJCaRRx9K1Faf8g


Reclaiming Phantoms in Kamal Aljafari’s "Recollection"

Reviews Shimrit Lee March 7, 2016


http://www.warscapes.com/reviews/reclaiming-phantoms-kamal-aljafari-s-recollection


Lost City

Dimitri Nasrallah, The Walrus
January 29, 2016


https://thewalrus.ca/lost-city/


Reviews on
PORT OF MEMORY

Cinematic Occupation: Kamal Al Jafari's

Port of Memory
Jadaliyya, August 9, 2012


Sadia Shirazi


http://www.sadiashirazi.com/writing/cinematic-occupation-kamal-al-jafaris-port-of-memory


Review on
The ROOF

CineMondo Rassegna di cinema mediorientale: “Alsateh” (Le toit) di Kamal Aljafari



https://www.taxidrivers.it/16491/review/recensioni-film-visti-ai-festival/cinemondo-rassegna-di-cinema-mediorientale-alsateh-le-toit-di-kamal-aljafari.html



NEWSPAPERS

Interviews


Unfinished Balconies in the Sea

Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari talks to Nathalie Handal about the poetry of memory, and displacement in Palestine
By

https://www.guernicamag.com/kamal-aljafari-filming-ghosts-and-unfinished-balconies/



This Place They Dried From The Sea:
An Interview with Kamal Aljafari


By Nasrin Himada

https://arenaofspeculation.org/2012/03/11/interview-with-kamal-aljafari/



ENTRETIEN AVEC KAMAL ALJAFARI À PROPOS DE SON FILM « AN UNUSUAL SUMMER »

25 août 2020


Entretien réalisé par Christophe Postic, co-directeur artistique des États généraux du film documentaire

https://leblogdetenk.fr/entretien-avec-kamal-aljafari-a-propos-de-an-unusual-summer/



La mia «detective story» tra vita di quartiere e voci della Palestina


Intervista. Kamal Aljafari parla di «An Unusual Summer», il suo nuovo film presentato nel concorso Burning Lights di Visions du Réel, il festival di Nyon la cui edizione 2020 è stata ripensata online. Le immagini della telecamera di sorveglianza davanti alla casa del padre, i gesti quotidiani, la memoria, una narrazione universale


https://ilmanifesto.it/la-mia-detective-story-tra-vita-di-quartiere-e-voci-della-palestina/



Palestinians on the screen


Radcliffe Fellow Kamal Aljafari is a filmmaker and visual artist whose evocative works mirror his family’s own struggles with upheaval and displacement. His exhibit "Not Without Me,” a series of postcard-size still shots taken from the roughly 50 Israeli and American films that were made in Jaffa during the 1970s and ’80s, is currently on view in Byerly Hall.
The Harvard Gazette May 28, 2010
Colleen Walsh

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/05/palestinians-on-the-screen/



The Director Who Won't Take Money From Israel but Wants Israelis to See His Films


Kamal Aljafari was born in Ramle but works from Berlin. In a conversation with Haaretz, he explains how his work is about the place he left: ‘I use cinema as an act of reclamation’

Yasmin Zaher
27.02.2019

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-the-director-who-won-t-take-money-from-israel-but-wants-israelis-to-see-his-films-1.6976140

كمال الجعفري: الفساد السياسيّ أوصلنا إلى الفساد السينمائيّ في فلسطين

صالح ذبّاح - حوار
30/04/2020

RADIO/TV

Interviews



'I always felt like an immigrant in my own country'


May 29, 2018 FRANCE 24 English

https://www.france24.com/en/20180529-perspective-kamal-aljafari-cine-palestine-director-palestinian-film-festival-paris




Radio Arabic

كمال الجعفري: "صيف غير عادي هو أكثر فيلم أحبّه من بين أفلامي"


نشرت في: 15/05/2020



TV Arabic

فيلم "استعادة" للفلسطيني كمال الجعفري.. محاولة لاكتشاف الجذور الفلسطينية لمدينة يافا







 توثيق لمدينة يافا الفلسطينية من خلال الافلام الاسرائيلية -  مجد دانيال - حيفا -
صباحنا غير


31-3-2017

تقرير عن فيلم استذكار، توثيق لمدينة يافا الفلسطينية من خلال الافلام الاسرائيلية حيث استضاف مهرجان حيفا المستقل للافلام في دورته الثانية ولليوم الثالث على التوالي فيلم استذكار للمخرج الفلسطيني كمال الجعفري.اذ يستند الفيلم الى صور ومقاطع اخذت من ستين فيلما اسرائيليا أغلبها في مدينة يافا بفترة الخمسينيات وحتى التسعينيات

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1vCfHI6-Bc


"Displaced Memory and the Politics of Space":


Audio discussion
between filmmaker Kamal Aljafari & Prof. Peter Limbrick 
Montreal Nov. 28, 2016



To celebrate its 10th edition, the Palestinian Perspectives collective, in collaboration with McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies, organised a conversation between filmmaker Kamal Aljafari & Dr. Peter Limbrick, from Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz.

The event was called "Displaced Memory and the Politics of Space," and it took place on November 28, 2016.


https://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/discussion-with-kamal-aljafari-montreal-nov-28-2016/



كمال الجعفري يقيم العدالة السينمائية لمدينة يافا الفلسطينية

Dec 4, 2015 مونت كارلو الدولية

نستضيف في استوديو كافيه شو كمال الجعفري، الفنان والمخرج الفلسطيني المقيمي في برلين بمناسبة مشاركة فلمه الجديد Recollection في مهرجان دبي السينمائي الاسبوع المقبل. كمال الجعفري خريج «أكاديمية الفنون في كولونيا»، في ألمانيا. ومن أفلامه «السطح» (2006)، و«ميناء الذاكرة» (2009)، وقد حازت على جوائز عدة. بين عامي 2009-2010 حاز على منحة زمالة من «جامعة هارفارد»، وشغل بعدها منصب رئيس قسم الإخراج في «أكاديمية السينما والتلفزيون الألمانية»، في برلين. تقديم: حنان عبدالله ورضا جودي


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKwuZddtcuA



Elia Suleiman Masterclass Moderated by Kamal Aljafari


5. March 2020

Within the seventh edition of the Palestine Cinema Days Festival, Palestine film meetings (PFM) hosted director Elia Suleiman in a Masterclass moderated by director Kamal Aljafari

https://vimeo.com/488008234/af99435fd8?fbclid=IwAR2wGwwLU8XLRwJTHcSkEcRa4LZDTIF1-TfXzeFGhDSPGnT2EC_jESxGpCM