Palestinian Film Festival in Zaragoza
Casa Árabe is contributing to this series of film screenings, organized
by the Zaragoza’s cinemathèque (“Filmoteca”) and the Free Palestinian
Forum of that city.
October 24, 2018
Al Nakba (The Catastrophe) is a documentary from 2008 directed by Rawan Al Damen, filmed across ten years. It analyzes the origin of the Palestinian catastrophe through archival footage with analysis by historians.
Wanted 18 is an animated Canadian-Palestinian documentary from 2014 about the efforts by Palestinians in Beit Sahour to begin a small local dairy industry during the First Intifada. It was co-directed by Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan and Palestinian visual artist and director Amer Shomali.
Wedding Invitation is the third feature film directed by Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir, in 2017. Wajib, which means “duty” in Arabic, the original title of the film, is a metaphor that goes beyond just the social obligations resulting from tradition.
Omar, directed by Hany Abu-Assad in 2013 and described as a political thriller, tells the story of a young Palestinian baker trapped by his commitment to fight in the resistance.
3000 Nights is the first fictional feature film (2015) by Lebanese director Mair Masri, who goes back to the 1980’s to tell a story that focuses on the harsh experience of living motherhood inside an Israeli jail.