Introduced by Aljafari and Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 4:00 p.m.Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2)
In the Film exhibition Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part I
Port of Memory
2009. Palestine/Germany/ France/United Arab Emirates. Written and directed by Kamal Aljafari. Aljafari follows his own family’s story after they receive an official order to evacuate their home in Ajami, a seafront neighborhood of once-wealthy homes and villas in Jaffa. The family is thrown into disarray, and, lacking the means to fight back, a mute despair cloaks their lives. Radically poetic, blending mundane gestures of everyday life with evocations of collective memory, Port of Memorytravels freely between the subjective and the objective. In Arabic, Hebrew; English subtitles. 63 min.