...tonight exiles, immigrants, refugees
will be caught in songbirds,
cracked asphalt will recite old memories
tonight we will listen to the cracks of narratives
the screams of those strangled
by the night at night...
(From Tonight by Nathalie Handal)
Thursday, May 10 | 20:00 – 22:00 | Screening of Born in Deir Yassin
Hand in Hand School, Arye Beham St. 7, Jerusalem
The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director Neta Shoshani, Umar al-Ghurabi (Zochrot) and Dr. Hillel Cohen (Hebrew University).
Directed by Neta ShoshaniBorn in Deir Yassin |
Israel, France | 2017 | 63 min | Hebrew w. English subtitles
"Occupied by Jewish paramilitaries on April 9, 1948, Deir Yassin, has since become synonymous with “massacre”. In 1951, the Israeli government established a mental hospital on its site. The filmmakers unveil not only the secrets of a patient in the hospital but also those of Israel’s founding fathers, who, through memories often contradictory, disclose the controversial Israeli narratives of Deir Yassin."
Friday, May 11 | 10:00 – 13:00 | Tour of Bak'a neighborhood
Meeting point: Kiosk "Mitz Petel" on the Railway Park, Jerusalem
The tour around the Jerusalem's Baka neighborhood will be guided by Anwar Ben Badis, who has been researching the Jerusalem's complex, fascinating and painful past through personal stories of its inhabitants and the influence of historical and political events on their daily lives. In his tour, named The Railway's Role during the Nakba, Anwar will take us 70 years back to expose the methods used to expel part of the Palestinians from their neighborhoods along the railway.
The tour will be in Hebrew, in case of need there will be translation to English and Arabic.
Saturday, May 12| 10:00 – 13:00 | Tour of 'Ayn Karim (Ein Kerem)
The tour The Seen and the Unseen in 'Ayn Karim will be guided by Umar al-Ghubari from Zochrot.
Meeting point: Castel Square parking lot, on the corner of Ein Kerem and Hadasim streets.
The tour aims to bring to light the Nakba hidden underneath the pastoral tranquility of Ein Kerem and to point out the ways the powerful political interests shape public awareness and local knowledge. After Ein Kerem was captured in July 1948, its inhabitants were expelled and prevented from return by the State of Israel. Most of their houses are still standing, visible and invisible at the same time. The tour will take us along the village alleyways and revive its original identity buried under the 70 years of occupation. We will have a closer look at a few houses and hear their stories, visit the cemetery and end the tour at the Mary's Spring.
The tour will be in Hebrew, in case of need there will be translation to English and Arabic. It's an easy walk about 2 km long.
Saturday, May 12| 20:00 – 22:30 | Screening of Disappearances
The screening will be followed by Q&A with the film's director Anat Even, writer Raji Bathish and researcher Norma Musih.
Disappearances | Directed by Anat Even
Israel, France | 2017 | 75 min | Hebrew & Arabic w. English subtitles
"Past inhabitants of the Manshiye neighborhood arrive with their families for a picnic in the park that covers the ruins of their houses. Breathing in the familiar sea air of Jaffa, they try to locate the spot of the home from which they were forced to flee or evicted by the authorities. The park serves as their witness stand, a stage on which the materials of memory are projected. With their children, in Arabic or Hebrew, they share the little stories of their interrupted daily life. Their voices are a living testimony to the human fabric of the neighborhood" (From the film makers' text).
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