Documentaries @ Beit Zatoun Palestine Blues (2008)
What is left for Palestinian farmers who learn that in 24hrs the Israeli Army will confiscate their lands for the construction of the Separation or Apartheid Wall? What do people do when their very survival is threatened by one of the world's most powerful armies? PALESTINE BLUES tells the story of a village's confusion, desperation, and resistance, their daily victories and wrenching defeats. Unexpectedly filled with moments of poetry and humor this film's intimate access, unforgettable characters and story structure blur the line between documentary and narrative. Filmed at times with a hidden camera and at times under extreme duress, Palestinian-American filmmaker Nida Sinnokrot gives us a lasting chronicle of a people and their ancient life-giving orchards, ever threatened by destruction.
PALESTINE/USA | 2008 | 72 min |Arabic & English | Subtitles
Nida Sinnokrot (born 1971) is a Palestinian-American artist, focusing on installation art, and a filmmaker. Raised in Algeria, Sinnokrot relocated to the United States as an adolescent. In 2002, he won a Rockefeller Media Fellowship with which he relocated to Palestine to work and produced the award-winning documentary on Palestinian resistance.
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50 pm
- $5 admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.