Port of Memory (PG) + Q&A with Director Kamal Aljafari + 1983 (U)

20:15 / UK Premiere - A statement of iconoclastic creative intent from one of the most exciting voices to emerge in Palestinian cinema

6 May 2010
Cinema 1


Tickets:
Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50

Book online for three films or more and each ticket is reduced to £6

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Port of Memory follows the family of the filmmaker after they receive an order to evacuate their home in ‘Ajami, Jaffa's once-prosperous sea-front neighbourhood. Their lives and those of other residents are thrown into disarray as they lack the means to fight back.

Radically poetic, Port of Memory is a reflection on the absurdity of being at once absent and present as a Palestinian living within Israel today. But Aljafari’s (The Roof) new film is far more than a documentary. Fashioned out of an intoxicating blend of expressionistic, verité, and reflective genre styles, this is a statement of iconoclastic creative intent from one of the most exciting voices to emerge in Palestinian cinema for a generation.

Beautifully shot and densely layered, Port of Memory brings the first week of the 2010 Palestine Film Festival to a close and is screened here for the first time in the UK. 
  
Palestine 2009 Dir. Kamal Aljafari 63 min. 
With English subtitles

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Q&A with Director Kamal Aljafari, chaired by Nadia Yaqub

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1983 (U)
In the near future, a man tries to go see the film Zardoz at the cinema. Modi Barry’s wry short re-imagines the experience of an evening visit to the cinema in an era of radical securitization.  

Palestine 2007 Dir. Modi Barry 7 min.
With English subtitles






This event is part of:
The London Palestine Film Festival


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