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Tue, Nov 21



Filmmaking From Palestine

Waiting For Gaza: Dir. Guillame Kozakiewicz

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Filmmaking From Palestine
Filmmaking From Palestine

Time & Location

Nov 21, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Brooklyn, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA


About the event

Millennium Film Workshop presents a program that explores the role of filmmaking within the Palestinian existence, guest curated by Zeina. It will feature two documentaries that examine the lives and cinematic practices of two generations of Palestinian filmmakers. Between militant cinema and scenic love stories, the Palestinian experience seeps into each filmmaker; it becomes a tool for confronting complexities and turmoil.

How does a threatened identity translate in the art of filmmaking, and to what extent can we ever separate the political and the personal?

'Palestine in the Eye,' 1976: Chronicles the profound impact of Hani Jawharieh's death for the PLO Film Unit. The film reflects on his life through interviews with family and colleagues and his cinematography. Through this reflection on Jawharieh, we are offered an understanding of the workings of the Palestine Film Unit and its international connections.

'Waiting for Gaza,' 2020: Five years after their Cannes selection, twins Arab and Tarzan Abu Nasser prepare their second feature film. Exiled in Paris, they confine themselves in their 82 ft2 studio, where they recreate a mental Palestine... Waiting for Gaza follows them to the heart of their twinship, their history, and what both haunts them and pushes them to do cinema.

This is a benefit screening for the people of Gaza- All proceeds collected will go to the PCRF, Palestinian Children Relief Fund.

Trigger warning: We caution our community for audiences sensitive to the topic and impacted by current events.

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