Sela unravels the fate of Palestinian (visual) archives that were looted or seized by Israel or Jewish forces during the 20th century and are now buried in Israeli military archives. The film raises questions about archival institutions in zones of conflict and the necessity of digging into the hidden to reveal what has been erased or rewritten.
The other films shown within Return of the Oppressed
ScapeErik Fox IFFR 2018 6′
A film with no action, comprised of outtakes from what might have been action movies. The landscapes are those of the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
Newsreel 63 – The Train of ShadowsNika Autor IFFR 2018 38′
For many, the idea of a train implies the connotation of travel in pursuit of happiness. No surprise then that refugees also like to share in this dream.