Sun 12 July 2015, 2-5.30pm
The Institute of Contemporary Arts
London SW1Y 5AH
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13 July, 6pm
Canticle of the Stones
16 July, 6.30pm
16 July, 8.40pm
The Season of Men
17 July, 6.30pm
Out of Life
18 July, 4pm
19 July, 4.10pm
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
19 July, 6pm
Wedding in Galilee
21 July, 6pm
Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land
21 July, 7.45pm
Route 181 (Part 1: The South)
22 July, 6pm
Route 181 (Part 2: The Centre Part 3: The North)
A homage to Michel Khleifi
The celebrated Palestinian director Michel Khleifi is 65 this year and Shubbak has invited him to mark this occasion by curating the festival’s main film programme: a themed, personal selection from his own films in dialogue with works of Arab and European cinema. Spread across three venues, the season explores representations of Palestine and the Arab in European cinema, as well as the struggle for the emancipation of women.
Visions of Palestine:
A triple bill of seminal documentaries followed by a panel discussion featuring Tariq Ali, Michel Khleifi, Peter Kosminsky (The Promise) and Ilan Pappé.
Location Hunting in Palestine
Pier Paolo Pasolini | Italy | 1965 | 55 mins
Location Hunting in Palestine is a record of Pasolini’s visit to the Holy Land in 1964 to scout for locations for the Oscar nominated classic The Gospel According to St Matthew (1965) and his explanation of why he decided not to film there.
Description of a Struggle
Chris Marker | France | 1960 | 60 mins
Using archival material and location footage, the French auteur explores the challenge for Israeli citizens to come to terms with their new identity and the treatment of its Arab minorities. Winner of the 1961 Golden Bear for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Ma’loul Celebrates its Destruction
Michel Khleifi | Palestine/Belgium | 1984 | 30 mins
Ma’loul is a Palestinian village in Galilee. In 1948, it was destroyed by the Israeli armed forces and its inhabitants expelled. The former inhabitants are only allowed to visit once a year, on the anniversary of Israel’s independence, and have developed a new tradition: they have a picnic on the very site of the destroyed village.
Part of the Season: A homage to Michel Khleifi