Palestine, Revolution and Cinema
Under the title (Palestine, revolution, and Cinema) in cooperation with Palestine Film Institue (PFI) and PALKOM TROMSØ, we are bringing the highlight of the Palestinian struggle and the revolutionary cinema to Tromsø city, the twin city with Gaza. Free admission.
About the film:
R 21 aka Restoring Solidarity (2022) (71 min) (Palestine, Belgium, Qatar)
A film by Mohanad Yaqubi
The growing struggle for Palestinian self-determination between 1960 and 1980 was supported by radical left-wing movements worldwide, also in Japan. This is illustrated by a collection of 16mm films by militant filmmakers from various countries, which were dubbed and screened in Japan. Their Japanese audiences felt oppressed by the US after World War II, and not only sympathized but also identified with the Palestinians.
Stylistically, the films vary widely. They include interviews with PLO leaders, documentary impressions of life in refugee camps, experimental films, and instructional films for tourism purposes. Mohanad Yaqubi has drawn on this material to create a film that might be seen as a conclusion or epilogue. He shows how two very different people can feel connected through images, and also raises questions. Where is the line between support and propaganda? And to what extent can a local struggle be translated internationally?
The screening will be followed with a Q&A session with the director, moderated by Mads Gilbert.
Free admission, no ticket necessary
PFI is a Palestinian voluntary and independent non-profit organization established in 2019, The PFI was born from a shared desire among active film professionals who identify as Palestinians, to create an inclusive body with the mission to develop, promote and empower the community and industry of film in Palestine and for Palestinians worldwide and preserve its cinema.
This event is curated by Mohamed Jabaly, in cooperation with Palestine Film Institute (PFI) and PALKOM.
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