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Day 9

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

Muayad Alayan
Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on a illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it.

Day 9 - Focus 1948 La Nakba


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From Beneath The Earth

From Beneath The Earth
In Palestine, music is more than just a creative outlet: it's a social tool that amplifies the voices of marginalized communities to transform the entire narrative of the occupation. Mideast Tunes has partnered with Ramallah-based production company Breathing Stories to produce From Beneath the Earth, a documentary film that showcases the work and artistic perspectives of Palestinian musicians in their own words. Featuring Maysa Daw (DAM), Saaleek, Shadi Zaqtan, Apo & the Apostles, and Rasha Nahas, From Beneath the Earth amplifies voices rising from the underground to express both the personal and the political, and explores the intersections that exist at the heart of music created by Palestinian artists.
Day 9 - Focus 1948 La Nakba

A Magical Substance Flows Into

Manda Jumana
The voice is that of Dr. Robert Lachmann, an enigmatic German-Jewish ethnomusicologist who emigrated to 1930s Palestine. While attempting to establish an archive and department of Oriental Music at the Hebrew University, Lachmann created a radio program for the Palestine Broadcasting Service called “Oriental Music”. Over the course of the film, Jumana Manna—herself a Palestinian from Jerusalem—follows in Lachmann’s footsteps and visits Kurdish, Moroccan and Yemenite Jews, Samaritans, members of urban and rural Palestinian communities, Bedouins and Coptic Christians, as they exist today within the geographic space of historical Palestine. Manna engages them in conversation around their music, while lingering over that music’s history as well as its current, sometimes endangered state.

Day 9 - Focus 1948 La Nakba


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Round Table : 1948: Les enjeux de la cartographie des ruines

With Dima Abu Ghoush, Eléonore Mezra from De-Colonizer et Stéphanie Latte Abdalla (to confirm).

Day 9 - Focus 1948 La Nakba

Emwas : Restoring memories

Dima Abu Ghoush
Dima est née à Emwas, mais elle a été forcée d’en partir à l’âge de 2 ans, comme tous les autres villageois, le second jour de la guerre de 1967. Toute sa vie elle a entendu des histoires à propos d’Emwas, mais elle ne connaît ce lieu qu’en tant que parc public, car c’est ainsi qu’Israël a transformé le village, quelques années après l’avoir démoli. En 2009, Dima décide de reconstruire Emwas sous la forme d’une maquette, avec l’aide de sa famille et de ses amis. Le film réussit à redonner vie à la bourgade disparue à travers la mémoire de ceux qui y ont habité, et soulève des questions sur le futur d’Emwas, et de ses anciens habitants qui rêvent encore d’y retourner.