A fast-paced collage bringing together snippets from Hollywood, European, and Israeli film, documentary, news coverage and footage shot in the West Bank and Gaza strip. Suleiman and Salloum critique the representation of the Middle East, Arab culture and the Palestinian people as produced by the West.All Short films at IFFR 2017
The other films shown within Picture Palestine: Ruptured Chronologies
20 Handshakes for PeaceMahdi Fleifel IFFR 2017 3′
The Oslo Accords handshake between Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Bill Clinton repeated 20 times; tainted by countless shattered hopes.
Like Twenty ImpossiblesAnnemarie Jacir IFFR 2017 17′
A Palestinian film crew is stopped at a checkpoint. A visual poem and a narrative about the fragmentation of a people that also questions the politics of filmmaking.
And Yet My Mask Is PowerfulBasel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme IFFR 2017 8′
A richly layered film in which 3D-printed Neolithic masks worn in destroyed Palestinian villages in Israel become a counterpoint to the dominant imagery of violence.