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20 Handshakes for Peace

Mahdi Fleifel / Palestinian Territory - Germany / 2014 / 3 ' / English / S.T. Arabic

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Mahdi Fleifel
Mahdi Fleifel
Mohanad Yaqubi
Idioms Film
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Commentary: Edward Said

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A historic moment, repeated 20 times.

Synopsis

“I remember the handshake very clearly. My dad recorded the ceremony on video and would play it over and over again. He could not believe what had happened. In fact, none of us could. One time he threw his shoe at the TV and shouted so loud, the next door neighbors complained about him. Listening to the last interview with Edward Said while watching the ceremony made me realize that father’s anger was because chairman Arafat was the first one to reach out his hand.”

 

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