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Inner States: Fix Me (15*)

Cinema On Demand

Two men sat looking out at a camel on a road

Does a Palestinian have the right to a simple headache? This seemingly irrelevant question takes on much greater significance in the face of the long-lasting Israeli occupation. 

Raed Andoni was jailed along with thousands of young Palestinian men during the first uprising in 1989. Since then, Andoni claims that he has had a headache. He consults doctors and films his therapy sessions to find an answer: is his headache political, or is it his body’s claim to its own autonomy?

This probing film is an extended meditation on what it means to be an individual—let alone an artist with a distinctive vision—in the midst of a collective struggle. Andoni declares his independence from that collective identity even as he remains committed to its cause.

2009 France/Switzerland/Palestine Dir Raed Andoni 98 min

Arabic with English subtitles

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Supported by the Mayor of London

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