Houria

by Raafat Hattab
The stories of Hattab and Yousra are woven together against the city of Jaffa, known as the "Bride of the Sea", to tell of a longing desire to belong to the Palestinian nation.
2011  ·  6h55m  ·  Palestine
Arabic, English
English subs
About the Film

HOURIA weaves together the stories of Hattab and his grandmother Yousra to reflect on fluid modes of belonging. Yousra was expelled from her village Jamaseen Al-Garbi by Zionist paramilitary groups in 1948, and she remains witness to the decline of Jaffa’s glory where she resettled after the Nakba. On the other hand, Hattab, presented as a hybrid mermaid and a symbol of the shores of Manshiyyeh (North of Tel Aviv), embodies both the liminality of those who were driven out of Palestine and the longing desire to belong to the Palestinian nation.

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Colleen Jankovic, Nadia AwadCamera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies

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