“When Things Occur” by Oraib Toukan and “Waiting for Faraj Allah” by Nidal Badarny (Palestine)

Wed Jul 07 2021 at 07:30 pm

Kino in der KulturBrauerei | Berlin

\u201cWhen Things Occur\u201d by Oraib Toukan and \u201cWaiting for Faraj Allah\u201d by Nidal Badarny (Palestine) This film is part of our film week of “10 Years of Movement: Films on (post) Arab Uprisings”.
This program is supported by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.

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We start our film week with two wonderful films from Palestine:

“When Things Occur” by Oraib Toukan,
Palestine, United Kingdom | 2016 | 28 min
When Things Occur is based on Skype conversations with Gaza-based photographers, fixers and drivers who were behind specific images that were transmitted from screen to screen in the summer of 2014. The film probes the face of mourning and grief- its digital embodiment, transmission, and representation. It asks how the gaze gets channeled and empathy travels, digitally. Equally, how the documentary signifier – and its abstraction – operate when viewing suffering. What exactly is viewing suffering ‘at a distance’- and how many meters or kilometers is that? What is the behavior and political economy of the image of war? And who is the ‘local’ in the representation of war? What is the daily routine of those who represent war?

“Waiting for Faraj Allah” by Nidal Badarny,
Palestine | 2019 | 55 min
We are taken behind the scenes of a play in-the-making: The play is Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT—starring a group of young 48-Palestinians. One by one, we are introduced to a variety of characters: the play’s director, actors, and other ordinary people. As we delve further into each of their lives, the film reveals the startling parallels between the themes of the play and their own. Everyone is waiting for something: a permit to build a house, better work conditions, a starring role in a film. Much like Waiting for Godot, our heroes are awaiting Faraj Allah… something that may or may not come.
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Wednesday 07.07.21 - (19:30 - 22:30)
“When Things Occur” by Oraib Toukan,
Palestine, United Kingdom | 2016 | 28 min
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“Waiting for Faraj Allah” by Nidal Badarny,
Palestine | 2019 | 55 min
For more program info: https://hrk-berlin.net/film-screenings/

***FREE ENTRY
***Arabic with English subtitles

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Kino in der KulturBrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany

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