Montreal: Palestinian Perspectives IV

December 24th, 2008 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Palestine, Quebec

    at Cinémathèque québécoise

    JANUARY 2009: Cinémathèque québécoise
    Salle Fernand-Séguin
    entry: 7$ (students, elders 6$)
    335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est – Métro Berri-UQAM

“la Couleur des olives”
FRIDAY JANUARY 16 2009 7pm

by Carolina Rivas and Daoud Sarhandi
Palestine/Mexico, 97 min.
original Arabic version with French subtitles

Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall. Their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. Through a sensitive lens we discover the private world of all eight members of the family. As their dramas unfold we catch a glimpse of their constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them: including school friends, olive trees and two small donkeys. The story of the Amer family offers its audience an opportunity to reflect on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders and the absurdity of war. This documentary reveals the unknown life of the Palestinian people.

preceded by

“A Day in Palestine”

by Mary Ellen Davis, José Garcia-Lozano and Will Eizlini
Quebec/Canada, 5 min., no dialogue

Scenes of everyday life in the occupied Palestinian territories, with a dream-like feeling, reminiscent of home-movies of the 60s. But instead of a day at the beach, or in the backyard: an olive tree, a wall, a bulldozer, soldiers.

“Alsateh” (The Roof)

by Kamal Aljafari
Palestine/Germany, 63 min.
original Arabic version with English subtitles

Palestinian director Kamal Aljafari’s poetic and political film records his journey back to his family and homeland and explores his firm conviction that “home” can be a feeling as well as an actual place. Aljafari’s voyage is less a definite search for memories than an attempt to view the present as a living past. As his camera pans slowly around the rooms of homes inhabited, damaged and ruined, past and present collide.

preceded by

“Roads through Palestine”

by Brett Story and Stefan Christoff
Quebec/Canada, 17 min., no dialogue

An audio-visual journey through the roads of occupation and resistance in the West Bank, and a poetic and cinematic reflection on the geography of war.

Answering a call from Palestinian communities being deprived of their lands and their freedom, we support Bil’in village’s lawsuit against Montreal companies Greenpark and Greenmount.

Answering calls from Palestinian civil society, we support the campaign for Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions against Israeli Apartheid and the Palestinian international Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza.


c tres bien ca…on peut reserver davance les billets???

Comment by cheyma — January 11th, 2009 @ 12:41 AM

12 règles infaillibles pour publier des nouvelles en provenance du Proche Orient dans les grands médias.

Comment by Viv — January 12th, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

On a bel et bien affiché dans les rues de Caracas, Venezuela les produits israëliens à boicotter.

J’ai déjà imprimé quelques feuilles avec une liste de ces produits et les ai donné aux manifestateurs. SVP, continuez à le faire, il y a beaucoup de gens qui ne sont pas informées et qui pensent qu’il ne reste rien à faire.

Comment by Viv — January 12th, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

Comment by Viv — January 12th, 2009 @ 6:02 PM

Rabbi Against Israel (Zionism)subt

Comment by Viv — January 12th, 2009 @ 6:03 PM

Comment by Viv — January 12th, 2009 @ 8:18 PM

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