Written by Fouad
Thursday, October 26, 2023 01:09 AM
Tunisia is preparing to organize a “Palestinian Cinema Week” demonstration instead of a festival in Tunisia’s city of culture. Carthage Cinema Days At its 34th session, it was repealed in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The “Palestinian Cinema Week” demonstration will feature 8 films, followed by panel discussions led by Palestinian directors..
A week has been dedicated to Palestinian cinema after the Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the cancellation of the 34th edition of the Carthage Cinema Days, which was scheduled to take place from October 28 to November 4, out of solidarity with the Palestinian people and taking into account criticism. Humanitarian conditions are observed in the Gaza Strip..
The activities of this film week will start next Tuesday at six o’clock in the evening at the “Tahr Sharia” hall in the city of culture in Tunis and will run until the fifth of next month, organized in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Culture..
The demonstration begins with the 1988 film “The Wedding of Galilee” produced and filmed by Palestinian director Michel Khleifi..
The film tells the story of a Palestinian citizen in the Galilee who applies to the Israeli military ruler for permission to perform his son’s wedding. The military ruler stipulates that he and his men attend the ceremony, the groom’s father agrees, and the rest of the film’s events revolve around the wedding. The Cinema Week concludes with the screening of the 2013 film “Palestine Stereo” by Palestinian Rashid Masharawi..
The film tells the story of two brothers, Milad and Sami, who decide to rent sound equipment for all happy and sad occasions in Palestine as an easy way to save money with the intention of immigrating to Canada from the Jenin camp..
Next Wednesday, Tarzan and Arab Nasser’s “Casa Monamore” (2020), based on true events, will be screened, followed by Rachid Masharawi’s “Laila’s Birthday” (2008)..
The program also includes the screening of Firaz Khoury’s film “Science” (2022) and Najwa Najjar’s film “Eyes of the Thief” (2014)..
The program included readings on “Cinema of Resistance” and screenings of Rashid’s films “Palestine Stereo” (2013) and “Writing on Snow” (2016) held at the “Muhammad Mahfouz” Library in the City of Culture. Masharawi, and “Jenin, Jenin” (2002) by Mohammad Bakri.