London 2013 Trailer from Palestine Film Foundation on Vimeo
White Oil is a beautifully composed documentary about the stone industries of the West Bank. With hundred of hillsides scarred by 500 quarries, stone has been termed the ‘white oil’ of Palestine and is perhaps the only abundant raw material capable of supporting a Palestinian economy.
However, roughly 75% of excavated material is simply expropriated to Israel. Working with owners, labourers, and security guards, Judy Price’s film examines the impact of this industry on the environment and livelihoods of surrounding communities.
Palestine 2013 Dir Judy Price 60 min
House is an animated allegorical short. For generations, a family lived in a spacious, beautiful house… until a guest arrived with a different plan in mind.
Jordan/Germany 2011 Dir Ahmad Saleh 4 min
The Kite That Caught a Mountain (U*)
Striking animation meets the soundtrack of Philip Glass in The Kite That Caught a Mountain, a vivid portrayal of colonial quarrying in Palestine, and a powerful call for creative resistance.
UK 2013 Dir Alexander Gaisie-Walker and James Altham 7 min
Followed by a ScreenTalk with White Oil director Judy Price, chaired by Yara Sharif.
This event is part of:
Palestine Film Festival 2013
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time
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