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FLUID FRAMES FROM THE PALESTINIAN DIASPORA

March 19, 2021 - March 24, 2021

ABOUT FLUID FRAMES

Fluid Frames from the Palestinian Diaspora showcases work from Palestinian filmmakers based in the country known as Canada, featuring filmmakers Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy, Razan Alsalah, Serene Husni, Rana Nazzal Hamadeh, and Rehab Nazzal. This program of provocative films visualizes displacement while exploring the paradox of simultaneously being temporary and permanent as a refugee, the distress Palestinians face from the refusal of right of return to their homeland and the bitter irony of living inside Canada’s settler-colonial state as survivors of settler colonialism themselves.

See below for registration info.
This event is part of Israeli Apartheid Week - Montréal, and is co-presented by the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF).

FILM DETAILS

BODIES IN MOTION, REHAB NAZZALBODIES IN MOTION
Rehab Nazzal / 2017 / 3'
BODIES IN MOTION sets in motion hundreds of photographs that capture the bodily movement of the Palestinian youth while protesting the Israeli military occupation forces during the 2015-2016 Uprising.

I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT, MUHAMMAD NOUR-ELKHAIRYI WOULD LIKE TO VISIT
Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy / 2017 / 4'
An experimental short that combines text and film to explore the simple desire to travel, through the cultural and political realities of being Palestinian.

P IS FOR PALESTINE, MUHAMMAD ELKHAIRYP IS FOR PALESTINE
Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy / 2018 / 3'
P IS FOR PALESTINE shows an unnamed man in Amman, Jordan repeating difficult and politically-charged English words as he waits in an unknown 'green room'.

YOUR FATHER WAS BORN 100 YEARS OLD AND SO WAS THE NAKBA, RAZAN ALSALAHYOUR FATHER WAS BORN 100 YEARS OLD, AND SO WAS THE NAKBA
Razan AlSalah / 2018 / 7'
A Palestinian grandmother returns to her hometown Haifa through Google Streetview, today, the only way she can see Palestine.

CANADA PARK, RAZAN ALSALAHCANADA PARK
Razan AlSalah / 2020 / 9'
Surreal imagery from Google Maps, Wikipedia and 20th century colonial photography are combined in this experimental film essay on the erasure of Palestinian history and presence.

SOMETHING FROM THERE, RANA NAZZALSOMETHING FROM THERE
Rana Nazzal Hamadeh / 2020 / 7'
SOMETHING FROM THERE is a reflection on the substance of our original lands. How does connection to land change after uprooting and in diaspora?

ZINCO, SERENE HUSNIZINCO
Serene Husni / 2013 / 21'
ZINCO is an urban chronicle of the construction material used in building Palestinian refugee homes in Al Talbieh Camp in Jordan.

 

MORE INFORMATION

DISCUSSION: A zoom webinar with the filmmakers will be held on Monday, March 22nd at 7PM EST.

STREAMING: The film program will be available to stream on Vimeo from Friday, March 19th at 12pm until Wednesday, March 24th at 11:59pm.

**Registration for this event is through Eventbrite here. Private links for streaming and webinar access will be sent via email**


screenings

Monday
Mar 22
07:00 pm
Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy / CA / 2018 / 9 '
Language is political in this subtle short film, which depicts how phonetics are coded socially and economically.
 

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