Jumana Manna

A Magical Substance Flows Into Me, 2015

Al-Hakawati Theatre & Ramallah Cinema Days

Jumana Manna, A Magical Substance Flows Into Me, Film Still . 2015, HD, 68 minutes

Al Ma’mal was proud to present the Palestinian premiere of the award-winning film by Jumana Manna A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (2015) in collaboration with Ramallah Cinema Days and Al Hakawati National Theatre. Following the structure of the 1936 radio program "Oriental Music" by ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann, the film portrays Palestinian and Mizrahi musicians performing in their homes, places of work and worship, in and around Jerusalem today. Although at first glance it is a film about Arabic musical tradition and modernity, its lens of day-to-day cultural endurance deftly grasps together often un-aligned experiences of occupation.

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