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Cinema On Demand: Letter to a Friend + Triple Chaser (12A*)

Palestine Film Festival 2020

A white car skids on a road busy with other cars

This double bill brings together two investigative videos by artists looking into the sale and effect of tear gas in Palestine and globally.

In Letter to a Friend, artist Emily Jacir writes to Eyal after a military situation leaves her street strewn with empty canisters of Triple Chaser, a particularly destructive type of teargas. She intimately recounts the street’s history and her family’s past. Interlacing images and sounds from over a century, Jacir unravels layers of Bethlehem, and the constant threat it lives under.

Forensic Architecture teamed with Academy Award winning Laura Poitras to make Triple Chaser. A combination of data-visualization and documentary filmmaking shows how teargas and bullets made by companies that belonged to Kanders have been used against civilians to suppress anti-authoritarian movements.

This includes a pre-recorded Q&A with Emily Jacir (Filmmaker), Eyal Weizmann (Founding Director, Forensic Architecture) and Michael Rakowitz (Artist).

Palestine/US 2019 Dir Emily Jacir 43 min 

US/UK 2019 Dir Laura Poitras & Forensic Architecture 11 min 

Please note: this film contains some strobe effects that may be unsuitable for viewers with light sensitivity

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