Duration: 45 min, German and Arabic with English subtitles
14 February, Al Ma'mal
This documentary accompanies a group of youngsters from Germany and Palestine during a joint theatre project in Jenin. The project was conducted in summer 2016 by the German actors Victoria Schmidt and Alexander Peiler in collaboration with the Cinema Jenin.
This screening is organized in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).
Directed by Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk
Egypt, 72’, Arabic with English subtitles
16 November 2017, Al Ma'mal
A film about nine working class men from Helwan participating in an acting workshop. Through the rehearsals, stories emerge of factory injustice, police brutality, courts that fabricate criminal charges and countless tales of corruption and exploitation by their capitalist employers. On a rooftop studio overlooking the heart of Cairo – presented as a space between fact and fiction – the participants move in and out of character as they shape the performance that engage their daily realities.
This screening is part of Knitting, a one-week programme of encounters between Palestinian initiatives and cultural thinkers and artists, curated and conceptualised by Adania Shibli. Organised by A.M.Qattan Foundation.
From Beneath The Earth
Premiere screening in Palestine
3 November 2017, Al Ma'mal
Directed by Sami Aloul, From Beneath the Earth is a documentary film that showcases the work and artistic perspectives of Palestinian musicians in their own words. Featuring Maysa Daw (DAM), Saaleek, Shadi Zaqtan, Apo & the Apostles, and Rasha Nahas. The film, a partnership between Mideast Tunes and Ramallah-based production company Breathing Stories, amplifies voices rising from the underground to express both the personal and the political, and explores the intersections that exist at the heart of music created by Palestinian artists.
From Beneath the Earth is the first instalment of a new Mideast Tunes docuseries that delves into underground music scenes across the region.
Film screening / part of Inas Halabi's exhibition Letters to Fritz and Paul
18 October 2017, Al Ma'mal
Directed by Ciro Guerra, the film is about the effect of European colonialism on the Amazon and is inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers, who traveled during the last century in search of the sacred Yakruna plant.
Curated by Lisa-Marie Wollrab
Film screening programme
April 2017, Al Ma'mal
‘Better A Man’s Shadow Than That of a Wall’ is a film screening program that brought together a diverse selection of films from Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and the UAE, exploring themes of gender and feminism in Arab societies. The program presented a series of 4 screenings throughout the month of April.
This program was presented in partnership with Shashat Women Cinema